Following Gujarat model will boost industry, say Noida officials

Noida officials gave a presentation to the Gujarat government about various schemes and projects to spur investment and industrial growth in UP

noida Updated: Aug 12, 2017 23:12 IST
Vinod Rajput
Vinod Rajput
Hindustan Times
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The Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor (DMIC) project is tipped to boost industrial growth in Greater Noida.(HT FILE)

The Uttar Pradesh government is hopeful that the visit of the industries minister to Gujarat will yield results and bring investment into the state. Many have shown interest in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway areas, officials said.

The delegation of industries minister Satish Mahana comprised principal secretary Alok Sinha and Debasish Panda, chief executive officer Greater Noida. They returned after their two-day Gujarat visit.

Officials had made the visit to study the Gujarat model of industrial development and invited those involved in textiles, pharmaceuticals, gems and jewellery businesses to invest in UP. The team of officials also met Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and other senior officials in Gandhi Nagar.

“We gave a presentation to industrialists to the Gujarat government about our industrial schemes, investment and employment promotion policy of UP that aims to encourage industrialisation and create jobs during our visit to Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar,” said Alok Sinha, principal secretary, industrial development department, UP.

The delegation met officials of Rajiv Petrochemicals Private Limited, All Gujarat Spinners Association, Arvind Limited, a textile major, and other industrialists from gems and jewellery business in Ahmedabad.

“We invited them to set up units in our state. We told them that we have the infrastructure, industrial corridors, dedicated manufacturing clusters, proximity to the national capital, better connectivity and a friendly environment for doing business,” said Sinha.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath aims to bring in investment in the state so that the government can create jobs and fuel economy. The officials in UP hope that the visit will help them in luring the investors to the state cities.

“We are ready to adopt the best practices of the Gujarat model of industrial development. We assured them that the UP government will handhold them if they choose to invest in our cities. We visited the private sector industrial parks and invited the corporate houses of Gujarat to develop similar parks in Greater Noida, Noida, Yamuna Expressway areas or other cities in the state,” said Sinha.

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After the Jewar airport project was approved, officials of the three authorities are hopeful that the demand for industrial schemes will increase.

The Noida authority is about to launch three dedicated industrial sectors — 155, 156 and 157 — along the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and sell plots of either 20,000 square metres or 600-800 sqm.

First Published: Aug 12, 2017 23:11 IST