KCR Discusses Modalities for New Industrial Policy for Telangana

HYDERABAD: The Telangana government is planning to formulate an industrial policy in which there will be participation of people from all sections of the society. Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that the Telangana state’s industrial policy should be in such a way that it would be the best and in a position to attract national and international industrial companies.

Rao held a review meeting with special chief secretary Pradeep Chandra and other officials on the industrial sector at the Secretariat here on Friday.

He discussed the modalities of the industrial policy and suggested that the deficiencies in provision of infrastructure facilities be identified and addressed properly. He also suggested that there be a single-window clearance system by which industrial clearances be made easy and rules and regulations are to be framed accordingly.

Chandrasekhar Rao suggested that a special chasing cell be established in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). He said the abundant resources of Telangana should be properly utilised and pollution free industrial habitations were to be established. The main objective of the industrial policy was to enhance job opportunities in the state, he said.

To meet the requirement of power, steps should be initiated with proper planning. Lands, not suitable for cultivation, are to be identified for establishment of industries there.

The Telangana division of the AP Iindustrial Infrastructure Corporation would be renamed as TSIIC.

The chief minister suggested that the industrial policy should aim at encouraging women entrepreneurs belonging to SCs, STs, BCs and minorities. Textile parks are to be established in Warangal and Sircilla in Karimnagar district. Lands belonging to Azam Jahi Mills are to be utilised for development of the textile park and, if necessary, more land may be acquired, the chief minister suggested. Claiming that Warangal had all the facilities needed for a textile park, he said the Telangana Textile Park should be developed similar to Tirupur in Tamil Nadu. The railway station at Kazipet would be an added advantage.

The chief minister said previous governments had acquired lands for establishing industries but in many cases industries did not come up. He asked the officials to take back such lands. Rao decided to hold a broad-based meeting shortly to finalise the industrial policy for the new state and to invite industrialists, CII and FICCI representatives to a discussion on the new policy.

Policy Glimpse

■ Single-window clearance system

■ A special chasing cell in CMO

■ Allotment of only non-cultivable lands to industries

■ Past allotment of lands to be reviewed and unused lands to be resumed

■ Textile parks to come up in Warangal and Sircilla

Courtesy: The New Indian Express

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