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Raipur : Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel makes many historical announcements for industrial development in Chhattisgarh

Raipur : Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel makes many historical announcements for industrial development in Chhattisgarh

30% Reduction in the land allotment rates in industrial areas

Concessions to be provided for establishment of food-processing, small forest produce and herbal-based industries in state, policy to be formulated in two months

Single Window System for all the approvals required for establishing industries

Transfer fee of industrial lands to be reduced, rules to be slackened

 Chief Minister attends programme organized by Chamber of Commerce

 

Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel made several historical announcements for industrial development in state. Chief Minister announced that land allotment rates in industrial areas will be reduced by 30 per cent. In addition, land would be provided at cheaper rates, capital, interest subsidy, tax rebates and several other benefits would be provided for establishment of food processing, minor forest produce and herbal-based industries. New policy incorporating these announcements will be formulated within two months, announced Chief Minister. Chief Minister was addressing the industrial and commercial representatives at the programme organized by Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industry in capital city Raipur.

            Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that State Government is committed towards the development of industrial sector alongside of agriculture sector in Chhattisgarh. Core sector industries such as steel and cement would be promoted in state. Presently, these industries have been kept in prohibited list. Soon they would be removed from the prohibited list. He said that land allotment rates in industrial areas would be reduced by 30% and lease rent rate would be reduced from 3% to 2%.

            Single window system would be facilitated to provide all kinds of approval for establishing industries in the state, within the prescribed time-limit. Presently, applications for setting up industries are not being accepted because of the unavailability of land. Chief Minister said that new applications would be collected in all the district industrial centres and lands would be allotted by Industrial Department on first-come-first-serve basis.

            Industries which are being operated in the state for more than 10 years in the area upto 2 hectares would be given free hold. Warehouses operating in industrial areas will be regularized. Transfer fees of industrial land will be reduced and the process would be simplified. Chief Minister said that sub-lease provisions would be made for allotment of land. For the industries that were not set up despite the availability/allotment of land, time-limit of one year would be given as a last chance. After that land would be taken back on allotment rates and would be allotted to other eligible entrepreneurs.

            Presently, it is compulsory for small entrepreneurs to get their gomasta license issued even if they have one labourer employed under them, this limit for minimum number of labourers would be increased to ten. Proposal would be sent to Government of India to increase the minimum number of employees required for compulsion of gomasta issuance under Factory Act to 10 or more for electricity-run industries, from 20 to 40 for industries run without electricity.  Special initiative would be taken for easy availability of iron ore for steel industries in state. On the occasion, Chief Minister assured the office-bearers of the chamber that their demands would be deliberated upon on a considerate note.

            Chief Minister said in his address to the programme that farmers have been provided bonus of Rs 6000 crore after procurement of paddy at the rate of Rs 2500 per quintal. Loans worth Rs 10 thousand crores have been waived off. Entire country was going through recession, but Chhattisgarh remained untouched by the effects of recession. He said that thousands of people got benefited after the ban on registry of small plots was lifted. Diversion process has been simplified and all the powers have been entrusted to SDM. Historical reduction of 30% has been done in the guideline rates of lands. Provisions of 'free hold' has been made for lands on 'nazul patta' and 'aabaadi patta'. Collector has been authorized for allotment of government land upto 7500 sq ft in urban areas. Electricity bill against consumption of upto 400 units have been halved. Electricity rates in mini steel plant areas have been reduced. Compulsion of gomasta license renewal has been dissolved.

            Chief Minister said that the entire country is struggling with the setback in automobile sector, but I am glad to mention that in August 2018, there were 37 thousand 518 registrations of vehicles recorded in state and in August 2019, registration of 41 thousand 393 vehicles has been recorded in the state, which is 10.32% more than previous year. Chhattisgarh is the only state, which has recorded growth in automobile sector.




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