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Hindustan Unilever donates Rs 1 crore to CM�s fund

By Correspondents

TINSUKIA/DOOMDOOMA, Sept 6 - The Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, in presence of the Global Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), Paul Polman, inaugurated the fourth unit (Project Rhino) of the Personal Product Factory of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) at Doomdooma on Wednesday. On this occasion, the HUL presented a cheque of Rs 1 crore to the CM�s Relief Fund for the flood-affected people of Assam with a promise of Rs 1 crore more for the cause.

The new factory will manufacture the products of HUL which has its factory since 2001 near Doomdooma town of Tinsukia district producing its brands like Fair & Lovely, Pond�s, Vaseline, Sunsilk, Clinic Plus, etc.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister termed the occasion as the historic day for the industrial sector of Assam as it would open new vistas for industrial as well as economical growth.

Addressing the gathering, chief minister expressed hope that the new factory would able to bring about economic progress of the region and the State as well. He urged the Unilever CEO Polman to set up two more factories of this kind at lower Assam and Barak Valley each. He also urged the Unilever CEO to set up an agro-based factory at Sadiya.

Talking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s Look East Policy, Sonowal said that his government would organise an International Business Summit in Guwahati in first part of February next year. He urged the Unilever authorities to be a part of it.

During his visit to the district today, the chief minister attended the biennial session of Barekuri Anchalik Yuba Sangha held at Barekuri ME School near Makum of Tinsukia district. He appealed to the youths to dedicate their energies for the development of the society by upgrading their own overall status. He also appealed to them to join the skill development mission of the government.

He announced that a skill development centre would be set up at Barekuri. He also announced Rs 50 lakh each for a sport infrastructure centre and for cultural development centre at Barekuri.

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