The Centre will start allocating land in all the four industrial cities being implemented under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project from October this year, a top government official said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today.
“Land allotment for industries will begin in October this year for anyone who wants to put up an industry, we are looking at anchor investors, we are looking for some big industries to come up but we are open to all industries,” said Mr Alkesh Kumar Sharma, chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD), DMIC Corporation Limited said while inaugurating an ASSOCHAM International Summit on ‘DMIC-Hub for investors.’
The four industrial cities that are being implemented under DMIC project include – in Dholera Special Investment Region (Gujarat), Shendra Bidkin Industrial Park & Dighi Port Industrial Area (Maharashtra), Integrated Industrial Township (Greater Noida-Uttar Pradesh) and Vikram Udyogpuri (Ujjain-Madhya Pradesh).
“The land pricing and disposal policies have already been finalised in Gujarat, it will be finalised in a week’s time in Maharashtra and we will also be finalising it in Greater Noida and in Ujjain within this month so that by September-October we can start allotting land,” said Mr Sharma.
He informed that DMICDC had already developed a detailed land use plan and that it will soon come up with a mechanism whereby one can apply online and the land shall be allotted.
“You can identify a plot on the Google maps, fill in and you will see complete details of the plot that this plot is for industrial purpose, the size of the plot is 20 acres and this is the type of industry you can set up,” he said.
“We do not have any issue on land as all the land which we have in these cities are free from litigation,” further said Mr Sharma.
He also informed that government was looking at alternate ways of generating energy considering the current power and gas scenario.
The DMICDC CEO said that the type of industries that have been identified for these industrial cities are the ones that are not highly polluting unlike chemical factories and others.
He also said that all environment clearances had been obtained from the union Ministry of Environment and Forests for all the projects. We have taken all the sustainability parameters that are best in the world in terms of both social and economic issues.”
He said that DMICDC would be following the best global practices be it transportation, power and water supply, water conservation, sewage treatment and others.