Cornered by farmers,UP asks private firms to acquire land

UPSIDA has a two-week deadline to prepare the draft policy on the proposed lines.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: October 16, 2013 5:51:20 am

The state government is mooting new Integrated Industrial Township Policy under which the private enterprise would be responsible for “arranging and assembling land” for the industrial township projects to be built on Public-Private Partnership model.

Sources inform that the state has decided to leave the arrangement of land on private players as land acquisition on the state’s part has become difficult what with the recent upsurge in farmers’ protest against it.

“Under the proposed policy,willing developers would submit the detailed project report after arranging the land. Then,Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Authority would notify the township as industrial area and prepare a master-plan according to its planning standards,which the private enterprise would have to follow.” said Manoj Singh,CEO,UPSIDA.

Principal Secretary,Infrastructure and Industrial Development Department,Surya Pratap Singh said: “Proposed policy will provide option to willing industrialists and entrepreneurs to set up their units in industrial areas other than those of UPSIDC and industrial development authorities,creating a healthy competitive environment for high-class infrastructure development.”

UPSIDA has a two-week deadline to prepare the draft policy on the proposed lines.

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