Delhi to promote non-polluting industries

On the occasion of ‘Delhi Day’ celebration on Monday, Delhi Industries Minister, Haroon Yusuf said, ‘Delhi government envisions making the city ‘a hub of clean, high-technology and skilled economic activities’ by 2021.Government has pronounced the Industrial policy for Delhi 2010-2021.

The minister noted that the state GDP of Delhi for the year 2011-12 was Rs 2.13 lakh crore, an increase of 11.43 per cent over the previous year.

Addressing reporters at Pragati Maidan, Yusuf said, ‘Our vision is to make Delhi a hub of clean, high-technology and skilled economic activities by 2021 by a policy shift essentially to change the industrial profile from low-skilled to high-tech and high-skilled.’

The average annual GDP growth rate of Delhi is 15 per cent in the last one decade against 8.9 per cent on an all-India basis.

‘Our endeavour is to promote non-polluting, knowledge based, high-technology and skilled industries to keep in-migration of unskilled labour to a minimum, developing world-class infrastructure within planned industrial estates and non-conforming industrial clusters notified for redevelopment, facilitating business through procedural simplifications and e-governance measures and promoting transparent and business friendly environment,’ outlined Yusuf.

Earlier, the Industries Minister visited Delhi Pavilion along with the senior officers of Delhi government.

Welcoming Yusuf, Delhi Industries Commissioner and CMD of the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC), Shakti Sinha said,’ DSIIDC had played an important role in the development of industries in Delhi. It has also contributed in the economic growth of the country’.

A presentation on the future plans of DSIIDC was also given on the occasion, where it was revealed that DSIIDC will construct 30,000 low-cost flats in the next few years for allotment among slum dwellers. The flats are being constructed as per government’s plan to make Delhi a slum-free city.

DSIIDC has already constructed 14,000 flats which are being distributed among the economically weaker section.

‘We have set a target of constructing 30,000 low-cost flats in Delhi. Government was striving hard to make Delhi a hub for IT and IT-enabled services’, added Yusuf.

The minister said DSIIDC is in the process of setting up a knowledge based industrial park for IT and knowledge-based industries over an area of 77 acres at Baprola. A total of Rs 1,800 crore would be invested in the park.
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