Rs 800 crore proposal for revamping Nagaon and Cachar Paper Mills
In the meeting, Secretary Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Girish Shankar apprised Sonowal of the Ministry’s (Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises) Rs 800 crore proposal for revamping both Nagaon and Cachar Paper Mills.
The proposal has already been processed for vetting which is being conducted by FITCS.
It may be mentioned that Sonowal for quite some time has been demanding for increasing the installed capacity of Nagaon Paper Mill at Jagiroad and reviving Cachar Paper Mill at Panchgram which has been shut due to shortage of raw materials.
Emphasising on the fast-track reopening of Cachar Paper Mill and revamping of Nagaon Paper Mill, Sonowal said that the State Government would relax VAT on bamboo and coal for the paper mills.
Moreover, the Assam CM also discussed with the Secretary of Petroleum and Natural Gas K.D. Tripathy regarding sustaining an uninterrupted gas supply to tea gardens.
The meeting which was attended by the CMD ONGC D.K. Sarraf and CMD OIL Utpal Bora also discussed on increasing the upper age limit for the post of skilled ITI workers by Oil and ONGC up to 40 years.
Minister in charge of Industry Chandra Mohan Patowary, Member of Parliament (MP) from Jorhat Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, MP from Dibrugarh Rameswar Teli, MP from Mongaldoi Ramen Deka were also present at the meeting.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)