Industrial park on project land to be a boon: Manpreet
CHANDIGARH: A day after the Opposition Aam Aadmi Party staged protest, Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Tuesday said that shutting down of the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant, Bathinda, will be a windfall for Punjab, paving way for creation of the largest industrial park in state.
Manpreet said the smokespewing power plant was shutdown three years ago due to environmental, economic, and administrative reasons.
The state government had approved a comprehensive plan for setting up an industrial park or a pharmaceutical park which will revitalise and rejuvenate the economy of southern Punjab, he said during a press conference, defending the government’s move.
AAP MLAs, led by leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema, staged a protest near the FM’s residence on Monday, accusing the state government of doling out hundreds of acres of the power plant through PUDA.