By A Staff Reporter, Kathmandu, Jan. 14: The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies has released budget for 32 local levels to establish industrial villages.
As per a cabinet decision of September 24, 2019 to build industrial villages in 32 local levels, the ministry has released Rs. 9.2 million to each local unit for infrastructure development in the proposed industrial villages.
Industrial villages are going to establish in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, Chitwan, Tulispur Sub-metropolitan City, Dang, Dharan Sub-metropolitan City, Sunsari, Sunwal Municipality, Nawalparasi, Dhangadhaimai Municipality, Siraha, Sabaila Municipality, Dhanusha and Panchapuri Municipality, Surkhet.
Likewise, the ministry has allocated budget to Dhulikhel Municipality, Kavrepalanchok, Thaha Municipality, Makwanpur, Rampur Municipality, Palpa, Sainamaina Municipality, Rupandehi, Waling Municipality, Syangjha and Tilottoma Municipality, Rupandehi.
Panchkhal Municipality, Kavrepalanchok, Tanshen Municipality, Palpa Putalibazaar Municipality, Syangja Tripurasundari Municipality, Dolpa, Melauli Municipality, Baitadi, Belauri Municipality, Kanchanpur, Lahan Municipality, Siraha, Baglung Municipality, Baglung, Bhimeshwor Municipality, Dolakha and Rainas Municipality, Lamjung are the local units to get budget for the infrastructure development of industrial villages.
Punarwas Municipality, Kanchanpur, Anbukharani Municipality, Tanahun, Khajura Gaupalika, Banke, Bihadi Gaupalika, Parbat, Siranchok Gaupalika, Gorkha, Rishing Gaupalika, Tanahun, Shahid Lakhan Gaupalika, Gorkha, Tarakhola Gaupalika, Baglung and Arjunchaupari Gaupalika, Syangja have received budget for the construction of industrial villages
The industrial villages are being established with the aim of promoting small and cottage industries, which use local raw materials.
The ministry has handed over a cheque to the representatives of local units in the presence of Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Lekhraj Bhatta on Tuesday, said joint secretary at the ministry Dinesh Bhattarai.
Minister Bhatta also held interaction with mayors and executive officers who participated in the programmes and urged them to start the construction work as per the detailed project report of the industrial villages at the earliest.
Micro, cottage, small and medium industries based on local raw materials will be promoted with the establishment of industrial villages in local levels, he said.
He said that the government had proposed budget for the establishment of industrial villages citing that it would contribute for the utilisation of local raw materials, skills and technologies.
The ministry is planning to declare additional seven industrial villages in local levels as the ministry has already tabled the proposal in the Cabinet to this effect.
The ministry has planned to declare 70 industrial villages by completing necessary procedures and start the construction work by releasing budget.