10,000 kanal of land to be brought under Industrial estates: Min

JAMMU: Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Prakash, Wednesday said the government would soon come up with an “investor-friendly new Industrial policy with an ‘Ease of doing Business’” initiative for simplification of procedures on the pattern of industrially-developed states like Gujarat.
Prakash was replying to grants of Department of Industries and Commerce in Legislative Assembly here.
“The coalition government would leave no stone unturned to develop the state in line with the Make in India Programme,” the Minister asserted.
He informed the House that about 10,000 kanal of land would be brought under industrialization in various parts of the state, “as all possibilities are being explored to develop industrial estates in potential areas.”
He said the government is endeavouring to establish a “mother-industry” to boost subsidiary and small-scale industrial development in the state.
Establishment of a full-fledged campus of Entrepreneur Development Institute is in the process, he said, adding that Rs 100 crore-Technology Centre is coming up at Ghatti, Kathua to provide technological and design support to MSME. Two projects under Modified Industrial Infrastructure Up-gradation Scheme (MIIUS), worth Rs 41.04 crore and Rs 16.11 crore respectively, have also been approved, he said.
He said the International Trade Centre worth Rs 100 crore is being establishing at Pampore under ASIDE scheme while a Mega Textile park is also being set up at Govindsir, Kathua.
To meet huge gap between demand and availability of land, he said, land banks would be developed at various places in the state.
“New Industrial Estates are being developed at Ashmuji in Kulgam, Vessu and Dooru in Anantnage, Redbough in Kupwara, Ghatti in Kathua, Majalta Udhampur, Battal Billaian (Phase-II) Udhampur and Changrathang Kargil and Industrial Growth Centre, Samba (Phase-III) in District Samba,” he said.
With a view to introduce technological innovations in the industrial sector, the Minister said the people would be facilitated with online services regarding information about the schemes of I&C Department, registration and grievances redressal.
He said the government is also considering enhancement in the rate of stipend being given to the trainees under skill development programme.
Earlier, the Minister moved a Demand for Grant of a sum of Rs 32,268.79 lakh to defray the charges which will come in the course of payment during the year ending March 31, 2016 for the departments under his charge.
The House passed the Grants by a voice vote.