Environmental laws to be followed for the proposed textile park in Ludhiana: Punjab CM

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said on Tuesday that environmental laws and standards will be followed for the proposed integrated textile mega region and garment park at Koom Kalan in Ludhiana.

Responding to a notice of appeal proposed to the Assembly by MP Hardeep Singh Mundian during the current budget session, the Chief Minister said that the Center has approved the program for the establishment of seven PM Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel Parks (PM MITRA) in partnership with interested state governments.

He said that a proposal for the establishment of a textile park in Koom Kalan under this program had been sent to the Centre.

Mann said the project will be subject to all environmental permits and standards set by the Center and the state pollution control board.

He affirmed that environmental laws will be followed to ensure that there is no pollution of the river water or any kind of danger to people’s health.

Mann said the ambitious program will help attract investment and open up new job opportunities for young people.

He said a basic requirement for the project is that the interested state government should have immediate availability of contiguous, encumbrance-free land measuring 1,000 acres for it.

The Chief Minister said that the Punjab government has already identified land at Koom Kalan tehsil in Ludhiana for the project.

Mann said that 463.4 acres of government land in the villages of Garhi Fazal, Haider Nagar and Garcha have already been transferred under the government’s Best Utilization of Vacant Land (OUVGL) scheme and 493.99 acres of land panchayats in the villages of Sekhowal, Sailkiana and Salempur were also transferred to the Punjab Urban Development Authority after making payments to the panchayats.

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