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To boost industrialisation, Haryana plans concessional electricity

Shiv Rawal | Chandigarh |

With a view to further boost industrialisation in Haryana, the state government has a planned to provide concession of one rupee in electricity tariff to the industrial sector in the state.

This was stated by Industries, Skill Development and Industrial Training Minister Vipul Goel on Tuesday while addressing the Meet-the-Press programme.

Goel said that domestic consumers has already been provided concession of one rupee in the electricity tariff.

He also announced Drivers’ Skilling programme for light motor vehicle so as to impart safer driving skills to drivers and to reduce road accident, enhancing driving skills of drivers, creation of pool of trained drivers for auto industry and meeting the requirement of drivers in the state.

Giving details of the programme, he said that 42 hours duration course has been designed which would spread over one month. It included 30 hours for theory and 12 hours for driving practice. During the training, stipend of Rs 4,000 per driver would be provided by the state government.

It was the first state government which has implemented a programme to provide incentive for the drivers’ training, he added.

He said that the training course in driving skills would be introduced in each district of the state for which tie-ups would be made with driving schools who are registered with the State Government and have committed no violation of the license for the last three years.

There are 246 driving training schools registered in the state and only those driving schools would be considered which have valid and approved license for the year 2017-18 onwards. A target has been fixed to train initially 5000 youth in driving schools adding that a driving school could impart training to 100 people at a single time. Apart from imparting training in driving, the State Government would also work as a facilitator in preparing licenses at these centres, the minister added.