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State-of-the-art plastic moulding facility to be set up in Karnal

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

A state-of-the-art plastic moulding facility would be set up at plastic packaging cluster in Karnal for which a grant of Rs 10.5 Crore has been sanctioned by the Central government. The facility would benefit about 70 micro and small-scale plastic packaging units in Karnal and generate additional 500 jobs in the cluster.

An official spokesperson said that under the Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) flagship scheme-Micro and Small Enterprise Cluster Development Program (MSE-CDP)–the Government of India has granted final approval for setting up this Common Facility Centre (CFC).

Arun Kumar Panda, Secretary, Ministry of MSME, while granting the final approval, praised the Haryana government for proactively undertaking cluster development initiatives across the state, and applauded its own contribution of Rs 3.7 Crore towards the project cost, the spokesperson added.

He said that the Centre has noted and applauded the fact that the Haryana government, has done a lot to develop the MSME sector. The state is implementing a visionary Mini Cluster Scheme for enhancing competitiveness of micro-units.

Under this scheme, 25 MSME clusters have been identified and are being developed across Haryana. The state has engaged Ernst & Young LLP, a leading professional services firm, for developing MSME clusters in the state, he added.