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Punjab’s largest Industrial Park to be set up replacing Bathinda Thermal Plant, says Finance Minister

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June 23, 2020 07:07 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal today said that the shutting down of the loss-making and smoke-spewing Bathinda Thermal Plant will provide a windfall for Punjab, paving the way for the creation of the largest industrial park in Punjab.

Addressing the media persons during a press conference here today, the Finance Minister said that while the Bathinda Thermal Plant was shut down three years ago due to environmental, economic, and administrative issues, the recently approved plan will revitalize and rejuvenate the economy of Southern Punjab.

The Finance Minister also invited companies that are relocating from China to invest in the new Bathinda Industrial Complex, stating that this will emerge as another industrial hub.

Additionally, Bathinda city will gain 164 acres of water bodies and lakes that were earlier a part of the thermal plant. Similarly, the vacant power colony that stretches across 280 acres will accommodate the entire civil and police lines. Moreover, Bathinda residents are already breathing free of pollution spewed by coal power plant, he said.

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