In pursuance to the directives of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Uttar Pradesh government has started preparing land banks on a mission mode for creating industrial areas in as many as 14 districts.
“The chief minister has always put emphasis on the availability of land as part of Ease of Doing Business, considering it as a single most important component of industrialisation in the state,” a senior official told ‘The Pioneer’ recently.
As per the comprehensive plan chalked out by the state government, a target has been set to create a land bank of 4,940 acres during the financial year 2020-21. For this, the work plan has been set for achieving monthly targets by various industrial development authorities during the current financial year.
The action plan has set the annual target of 1545.85 acres to UP State Industrial Development Authority (UPSIDA) to carve out a land bank. Similarly, a target of 400 acres has been fixed for NOIDA, 1752.78 acres for Greater Noida, 1071.77 acres for Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) and 170 acres of land bank for Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority (GIDA) .
Apart from this, a committee headed by the chief secretary has been set up by the Industrial Development department comprising members of UPEIDA, UPSIDA and Country and Town Planning departments to identify the new industrial areas on vantage locations along the expressways in the state.
The district magistrates of 14 districts have already sent the proposals in this regard.
While the developmental works in Gorakhpur will be carried out by the Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority, the development of the industrial areas in Raya (Mathura) and Tappal (Aligarh) will be done by the YEIDA.
A total of 21,301.57 acres of land in 14 districts has been identified for the development of industrial parks/industrial areas. This includes 1768.60 acres in Agra, 7027.85 acres in Firozabad, 490.79 acres in Auraiya, 162.54 acres in Kannauj, 692.64 acres in Mainpuri, 123.55 acres in Etawah, 1937.03 acres in Unnao, 3890.91 acres in Azamgarh, 396.32 acres in Mau, 1086.12 acres in Gorakhpur, 98.42 acres in Chitrakoot, 988.42 acres in Hamirpur, 766.03 acres in Mahoba and 983.15 acres in Jhansi.
After either buying or acquiring this land, the UPSIDA would further allot it for establishment of industrial parks and industrial areas, the official said.
To find out the potential in Barabanki, Unnao, Agra, Firozabad, Chitrakoot and Mainpuri districts, Invest UP with assistance from UPSIDA has been asked to report the progress of work.
The chief minister has directed the officials to ensure early disposal of investors’ problems.