New Delhi (Mar 7): Ringing warning bells for the government on the investment front, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today asked Himachal Pradesh to give top priority to improve infrastructure in the state so that industry does not move out in frustration. In a way warning the government of poor infrastructure in industrial areas like Baddi-Barotiwala, the industry leaders hinted that it may be difficult to hold on investors now that the Central excise package for the state has expired.
This was stated at the CII’s state annual session attended by industry leaders and top state government officials. Making a presentation on the infrastructure needs for carrying out business in the state, CII state council Vice-Chairman Rajiv Malhotra advocated good roads, rail and air connectivity, besides affordable housing, education and healthcare facilities in and around industrial areas.
CII state council chairman Atul Khosla asked the state government to aggressively market the competitive advantages of the state for attracting investments.