States to speed up work on manufacturing policy implementation

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In a written letter to chief secretaries, the Centre has urged them to ramp up their internal working process at the earliest, to ensure faster implementation of the national manufacturing policy at the ground level.

The idea is to expedite acquisition of land for the proposed National Industrial and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs) and rationalise regulations for manufacturing.

In his letter to states, DIPP secretary PK Chaudhary said, “The policy seeks to address these (increasing the share of manufacturing and creating 100 million jobs) through specific instruments. But, these instruments can be effective only with the active collaboration of the states. The partnership between states is central to the policy. As such I trust, that you will get the policy document examined quickly and initiate steps to implement the proposals, as appropriate, in the context of your state.”

The Centre wants the states to soon come up with sizeable land banks, consisting of ‘government-owned land, existing defunct industrial areas/ sick units, including PSUs’ for NIMZs.

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