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Industrial Development & Economic Growth in Delhi

August, 2014

The location advantage, policy incentives and infrastructure in the state support investments in sectors such as IT/ITeS, banking and financial services industry (BFSI), small scale industries (SSI) and tourism activities.

The Industrial Policy for Delhi 2010-21 aims to promote the state as a centre of knowledge-based industrial activity and envisages new development on a public-private partnership basis.

The government is also encouraging activities allied to industries, such as consultancy, information technology, training of skilled manpower through vocational training programmes and entrepreneurial development programmes.

Some of the major initiatives taken by the government to promote Delhi as an investment destination are:

  • The Delhi government has set up a Business Facilitation Council (BFC) to facilitate single-window clearances from various departments for establishing industrial enterprises in a time-bound manner.
  • Small-scale industries registration has been simplified and replaced by memorandum under MSMED Act 2006. Further, filing of the memorandum is optional for micro, small and medium manufacturing enterprises, and micro and small service enterprises.
  • State Level Export Promotion Committee (SLEPC) has been constituted to draw export policy and action plan and approve infrastructure projects for financial assistance under Assistance to States for Developing Export Infrastructure and Allied activities (ASIDE) scheme of the Central Government.
  • Delhi Development Authority has changed its land acquisition policy to develop housing. The new policy is based on the concept of land pooling, wherein the land owner transfers the land ownership rights to the designated land pooling agency.

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