High-level task force set up to fast track Implementation of Schemes in Himachal

Dharamsala, November 9, 2019

A high-level task force will be constituted with Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade Secretary as chairperson to study all schemes of the Centre and the Himachal Pradesh Government in order to ensure better implementation.
The task force, which includes representatives of the Union Ministries of Agriculture and Food Processing, Railways and Tourism will give its recommendations within three months, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal announced at the Rising Himachal Global Investors’ Meet 2019, here on Friday.
The State Government had organised the two-day business event, to showcase the policy and regulatory environment and the investment opportunities in eight focus sectors to boost manufacturing and employment generation in the State.
The eight focus sectors are agri-business and post-harvest technology, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals, tourism and hospitality, civil aviation, hydro and renewable energy, wellness, healthcare and AYUSH, housing and urban development, IT-ITeS and electronics, and education and skill development.
Goyal informed the meeting about the investment policies of the Ministry for promoting investment in Himachal and other hill states of India. It was attended by diplomats, leaders from the corporate sector, senior policymakers, development agencies and investors from across the world.
Himachal Pradesh has implemented an online Single Window System which provides approvals and renewals for investment in all the sectors. Investors can now apply for permission for purchase of land under section 118 of the Himachal Pradesh Tenancy and Land Reform Act, 1972, through the online portal.
The State Government has eased the process of getting construction permits by curtailing required NoCs. It has brought HP MSME (Facilitation of Establishment and Operation) Ordinance, 2019, that allows implementation of the project for MSME’s without waiting for approvals/ NoCs/ permissions.
In order to provide fresh impetus to the tourism sector in a sustainable way, the State Government has notified HP Tourism Policy 2019 to promote the development of new tourist destinations by providing Capital Investment Subsidy.
It has also brought other sector-specific polices such as IT and ESDM Policy, Film Policy and Electric Vehicle Policy.

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