Gangtok: Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling demanded that the Centre set up a Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) in the state and should also increase the list of items imported and exported from Nathula for border trade.
Chamling pointed out to Union development of North Eastern region (DoNER) minister BK Handique yesterday that Sikkim has no CPSU and demanded that the Centre should set up a CPSU in Sikkim.
The chief minister also demanded that the Centre increase the list of items imported and exported from Nathula during border trade.
Many of the items in the list are obsolete, so there is a need to increase the number of the items as it will give a boost to border trade through Nathula, Chamling said.
Chief minister requested the DoNER ministry to provide a one-time grant of Rs50 crore for acquisition of land so that the state government would be provide land on lease basis to investors after acquiring land.
If we are able to provide land on lease basis to investors we can expect investment of over Rs5000 crore which will create employment opportunities to our people, he pointed out.
Chamling also sought clearance for infrastructure development for designing and training facilities at the Directorate of Handloom and Handicraft and the project for manufacturing and training for soft toys.
The proposals for both the projects have been submitted to DoNER, the chief minister told Handique, who was here to attend a seminar