INDUSTRIAL POLICY VISION OF DELHI – MPD 2021
“Make Delhi a hub of clean, high-technology and skilled economic activities by 2021 by adhering to following basic principles:
- Infrastructure Development
- Promoting ‘Walk to Work’
- Simplifying Business &
The basic role of the government will be to ensure better planning of the industrial assets, building good quality basic infrastructure and acting as a business facilitator.
NEW INDUSTRIAL POLICY OF DELHI
All the decisions taken recently by the Delhi government seems to be path breaking in nature. “In many ways, the government initiatives seem to accept ground realities, and create legislation favouring faster growth”, says Ramesh Menon of Certes Realty Ltd.
In the words of Mr. Chetan Sanghi, Managing Director of Delhi state Industrial and Infrastructure development corporation (DSIIDC) ‘an industrial policy for the national capital of Delhi is being framed, for the first time, since 1982’.
“We are taking the technical expertise of Bureau of Energy efficiency to promote all round energy savings in government, institutional, industrial and household sectors of Delhi”, said Chetan Sanghi.
The vision is to enhance the economic activity in the national capital through clean, hi-technology and skilled activities. “A draft policy prepared by the government would soon be released”.
Ajay Dabas, an analyst on the Delhi master plan sums up this move as a welcome step towards Delhi gaining it’s rightful position as the business hub of India. Per him, “The surrounding markets of Gurgaon, NOIDA etc. grew during the last decade since Delhi did not create enough supply of opportunities for entrepreneurs & MNC organizations to use the talent pool of Delhi”.
DSIIDC has signed an MOU with BEE already and this open up new vistas of cooperation between the two agencies. The corporation would also help industries to avail carbon credits, says Sanghi.
“It is really a myth that Delhi doesn’t have the land resources to have robust Industrial & economic activity. In view of the need for honouring the green Delhi initiative, Delhi can & should encourage the growth of soft industries, esp. IT & ITES”, says Menon.