The Haryana cabinet on Wednesday implemented the relocation policy for shifting of industries operating from residential areas. As per the policy, the state government will facilitate shifting or relocation of industrial units to the conforming areas.
In case of short fall of the industrial zone space, additional zones will be identified and notified by the town and country planning department and urban and local bodies department in consultation with the industries department. Accordingly, existing or new development plans will be marked on map and the designated industrial zones will be earmarked as the new hub of manufacturing.
A spokesperson said keeping in view the demographics and social and economic impact of the shifting of industry from residential areas, a phased but time-bound shifting is planned. The government will identify and notify zones and areas for the industry and will facilitate the change of land use (CLU) for large-scale shifting and relocation of industry to conforming zones.
The new Haryana Enterprises Promotion Policy-2015 envisages 31 blocks as no CLU zones and 75 blocks as auto CLU zones for the purpose of establishing industries.
These provisions of the policy can be fruitfully utilized for shifting units out of residential areas.
Village development on urban pattern
The state government will soon launch a new scheme under which villages with a population of more than 10,000 will be treated as nagar panchayats and developed on the pattern of urban areas. Also, about 6,500 villages would get broadband connectivity, said chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, while addressing a press conference after the cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
Khattar said there are about 120 villages that have a population of more than 10,000. These villages would continue to have gram panchayats, but development in these villages will be undertaken on the pattern of urban areas. Apart from this, an arrangement is also being made for the drainage of stagnated water in villages.
He said he would urge nonresident Indians attending the Haryana Parvasi Divas on March 9 at Gurgaon to adopt their native villages to ensure their overall development.