Delhi Industry and Power Minister Haroon Yusuf said on Monday that a consultant has been appointed to identify and redress the deficiencies in the 13 industrial areas of Delhi.

Apart from this the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation has signed preliminary and preparatory memorandum of understanding with the local industrial associations in two notified clusters as part of the plan to redevelop 22 non-conforming industrial clusters across the city.

Mr. Yusuf, who was speaking during “Delhi Day’’ celebrations at Pragati Maidan, said the Delhi Government wants to promote knowledge based, non polluting, energy efficient, service sector and high-tech industries in Delhi to make it industrialised while ensuring that the environment of the city does not get polluted.

The Minister said the Delhi Government has pronounced the Industrial Policy for Delhi 2010-2021 with the aim to make the Capital the hub of clean, high-technology and skilled economic activities.

With the State GDP of Delhi growing by 11.43 per cent to reach Rs.2.13 lakh crore in 2011-12, Mr. Yusuf said efforts are being made to sustain this growth through a number of measures.

He said operation and maintenance of industrial estates has been brought under the public private partnership (PPP) mode and work has already been started in Narela and Bawana on this model. The operators would be required to complete the work of upgrading the infrastructure within two year, he said, adding that in the last six months noticeable change has already become visible.

Similarly, he said the Delhi Industrial Development, Operation and Maintenance, Act, 2010 has been notified for proper management, operation and maintenance of all industrial areas under DSIIDC. “MCD has started handing over industrial areas to the DSIIDC for maintenance from May, 2012 and a consultant has been appointed to ascertain deficiency of civic amenities in each of the 13 industrial areas and maintenance related problems requiring immediate attention are being addressed.’’

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