Shimla: In a bid to ensure 70 percent employment for youth and minimum daily wages for industrial workers in Himachal Pradesh, the state government on Wednesday approved Rs 211.31 crore for the project.

Announcing the approval of Rs 211.31 crore for a new industrial proposal and revised expansion of 13 established units, the chief minister said that there is need for concerted efforts to boost business in the state.

The information was given by Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal during the 59th meeting of the State Level Single Window Clearance and Monitoring Authority here on Wednesday. Dhumal also instructed the officials to remain in contact with the entrepreneurs and solve their problems on priority basis.

He said, “The industrial units which started production before the withdrawal of the rebate provided under the special industrial package and the units which are in the process of expansion are eligible to receive the same benefits and rebate.”

He said, “The special economic package was cut down to March 2010 from March 2013. This is a clear example of the discrimination meted out to the people of the state by the UPA government.”