Punjab alters land use policy

Written by fe Bureaus | Chandigarh | Updated: Mar 2 2010, 04:53am hrs
While the Haryana government is seeking suggestions afresh from the entrepreneurs to formulate its new industrial policy, it has already decided to reduce the time limit for providing change of land use (CLU), to set up industrial units, from existing three months to two months to boost the interest of entrepreneurs.

This was stated at the 30th annual general meeting of Gurgaon chamber of commerce and industries in Gurgaon, which was also addressed by Haryana chief secretary, Urvash Gulati and financial commissioner and principal secretary, industries, YS Malik. Malik said the state government was providing all facilities to promote industries. He said a plan has been prepared to provide residential accommodation to industrial workers.

Director, town and country planning, TC Gupta said a proposal concerning CLU would be brought in the ensuing session of the state assembly.

In case, the applicant did not get the permission for CLU, it would be considered as approved. But if the industrial unit is not connected with a 18 metre wide road, it would not be issued permission for CLU. A self-certification policy will be implemented shortly for endorsement of site plan of the industrial unit.

The chief secretary said the committee headed by financial commissioner and principal secretary, industries, was seeking suggestions of industrialists to formulate states new industrial policy which would be ready by April this year. She said that the existing industrial policy was prepared in the year 2005 but thereafter, the scenario changed and now it was being amended. The suggestions of the entrepreneurs would be sought upto March 15 next, she added.

She appreciated the contribution of industrialists in the development of Haryana as industrial units not only help economic growth, but also provide employment opportunities. While refering to the system of on-line registeration of shops and commercial establishments in the state, she said out of about 10 lakh shops and commercial institutions, only three lakh were registered.