DIMAPUR, June 2 - The Centre has assured to sanction Rs 30 crore to Hindustan Paper Corporation out of which Rs 12 crore would be made available to Nagaland Pulp & Paper Company Limited (NPPC Ltd) or Tuli Paper Mill so as to clear its outstanding dues and for delivery of machineries sent for repairs.
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang convened a meeting at his residence in Kohima yesterday to discuss various issues confronting the revival package of Tuli Paper Mill. The meeting was attended by Parliamentary Secretary (Industries & Commerce) Amenba Yaden, Nagaland Chief Secretary Pankaj Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India, Shashi Kanth Jain, CMD of Hindustan Paper Corporation and other officials.
The Chief Minister cited the problems faced by NPPC Ltd and asked all stakeholders to vigorously pursue the early revival of the mill.
He pointed out that out of the Rs 100 crore released by Ministry of Heavy Industries in 2013, Rs 60 crore was diverted by HPC Ltd. He urged the Ministry to get to the bottom of the matter and ensure that mistakes and errors, if any, should be rectified at the earliest. The NPPC should not be made to suffer due to wrongdoings of others, he stated.
The Joint Secretary and CMD of Hindustan Paper Corporation assured that the revival works of the mill would start as early as possible.