Punjab: Hinduja Group offers help to address the stubble problem

CHANDIGARH: On Wednesday he offered to help Punjab address the problem of burning stubble by raising all the rice straw from the fields for use in ethanol plants.

Leading a high-level delegation, the president of the Hinduja group met with Prime Minister Amarinder Singh and showed interest in partnering with the state.

By offering transportation and technology solutions to mitigate the threat of stubble burning, Hinduja, who was here to discuss investment opportunities as part of the Progressive Punjab Investor Summit, assured Amarinder that the group's dump trucks could secure the uprising Timely stubble fields.

The group, Hinduja said, could also make investments in the banking sector to facilitate loans for unemployed youth, self-help groups and progressive entrepreneurs to establish their businesses. The group also agreed to join forces with the state government in their YAARI Companies, under the Rozgar Mission, to provide easy loans to qualified drivers to use buses.

He also proposed a manufacturing unit for Ashok Leyland Group and a driving school for skill development and job creation in the state.