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DIC in search of vacant land

Following directions from the state government to complete all formalities for setting up industries in the state within 30 days as against the previous span of 40 days, the District Industry Centre has come into action.

punjab Updated: Apr 13, 2012 13:20 IST
HT Live Correspondent

Following directions from the state government to complete all formalities for setting up industries in the state within 30 days as against the previous span of 40 days, the District Industry Centre has come into action.

Minister for industry and commerce Anil Joshi has also said the state government would create a land bank in order to facilitate industrialists.

While passing directions, Joshi had asked the DICs to find land chunks of common land, which were barren and not under any use, so that they can be provided to industrial units for setting up new units.

Mahesh Khanna, general manager, District Industry Centre (DIC) said, "After directions from the industry minister, I have sought information from various departments about the common land in the district. We are conducting surveys to find barren chunks of land ranging between 50 acres and 1,000 acres."

He added that they had sought information from departments, like rural development and irrigation and hoped to identify all such land chunks in the district within next 10 days, following which the list would be sent to the head office in Chandigarh.

Apart from this Joshi has also decided to make the process faster for setting up of new industry. Although single-window clearance system is already in place to facilitate industry in setting up new units, the minister has emphasised to implement it in an effective and time bound manner.
"To effectively implement the single-window clearance system for industries, I have conducted meetings with industrial organisations. As per guidelines, we will provide the deemed approval for new industries within 30 days," Khanna said.

After registering at the DIC portal for approval of a new unit, an entrepreneur will now get information about the formalities and requirements of various departments involved. If none of the departments have an objection, the entrepreneur would get the approval within 30 days. If any department fails to provide permission, the DIC will proceed with giving deemed approval for the project.

For deemed approval, two committees have been formed. One is at the district level, which has powers to sanction deemed approval for the projects worth up to Rs 5 crore. Projects above Rs 5 crore would be given deemed approval by the state-level committee.