Indian govt approves setting up of IIT in Una

Shimla/August 7
Indian government on Wednesday approved the proposal to setup Institute of Information and Technology at Saloh village in Haroli tehsil of Himachal’s Una district.
Himachal’s Industries, Labour and Employment and Public Relations Minister Mukesh Agnihotri said here today that Union Government has approved setting up of Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Saloh village in Haroli tehsil of Una district.
“Himachal government had been perusing the Central government for setting up an IIIT in the district for providing world class education facilities to the youth of the state nearer to their home,” Agnihotri said, adding that the Site Selection Committee constituted by the Union Government had approved 60 acres of land in Saloh village for setting up this prestigious Institution.
Agnihotri also thanked the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for strongly taking up the issue with the Central Government at various levels and said that the IIT would be established in PPP mode and would provide highly professional courses within the state.
Agnihotri said that a 33/11KV Electric Sub Station will also be established in Gondpur-Bulla gram panchayat in Haroli Development Block of Una district by spending an amount of Rs 8 crore.
“4808 sq mts land has been leased to the State Electricity Board Ltd to establish the Sub Station and this Sub Station would solve the voltage problem of the residents of the area, besides providing uninterrupted power supply to the industrial units,” he added.