Delhi gets its own industrial act

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Delhi has got its own industrial act which provides the government a mechanism to ensure maintenance and development of the city’s industrial areas, Industries Minister Haroon Yusuf said Friday.

The Delhi Industrial Development, Operation and Maintenance Bill, 2010 was passed by the state assembly March 31 and given assent by President Pratibha Patil recently.

Delhi has 29 industrial areas and five flatted factory complexes. These include Jhandewalan, Okhla, Wazirpur, Bharat Nagar and Nand Nagari. Of these, maintenance and lease management of only three industrial areas and five flatted factory complexes are managed by the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC).

As per the provisions of the act, nearly 22 areas with 70 percent industrial concentration have been notified by the government for redevelopment in accordance with the Master Plan-2021.

Yusuf said the DSSIDC will be the agency of the government for development and maintenance of infrastructure in all industrial estates, including those being maintained by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

‘The new act empowers DSIIDC to redevelop industrial clusters in non-conforming areas as well,’ he added.

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