The Commerce and Industry Ministry would soon approach the cabinet for setting up of the National Industrial Corridor Development Authority (NICDA), which would facilitate setting up of industrial corridors.
“Government is going to set up NICDA and we will soon approach the cabinet for this,” Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Ramesh Abhishek told reporters here.
He said that there would be different verticals in this authority which would look into the new proposals of industrial corridors.
The authority will carry out project development activities, appraise and sanction projects, implement and coordinate all central efforts for industrial corridor development.
Informing about the progress of different industrial corridors in the country, Abhishek said that about Rs 8,000 crore worth of project have been approved in the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.
Work is also in progress for other four corridors including Bengaluru- Mumbai Economic Corridor;
Chennai – Bengaluru Industrial Corridor; Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) and Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC).
Speaking at the media briefing, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that VCIC will be further extended down to Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.
She also said that the ministry is looking into the request of Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for extending the VCIC in Orissa.