New Delhi: On Monday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that in new industrial areas, no manufacturing unit will be allowed. Also, only service and hi-tech industries will be permitted.
No manufacturing activity is permitted in a new industrial area: Arvind Kejriwal
Arvind Kejriwal addresses an online press conference on Monday. He said that the centre has approved Delhi government’s proposal for the same. Also, notification has been issued for its implementation.
Existing manufacturing units to be shifted to service in the tech industry:
As the chief minister reported the existing manufacturing units that cause pollution will be shifted to service in the tech industry. Since the economy of Delhi is based on the service industry, hi-tech and service industry will be provided with space at a cheaper rate.
Further, Kejriwal said that chartered accountants and lawyers can open their offices in the service industry category. In Delhi’s Master Plan, it is under the office category and hence they were not allowed in commercial areas.
New rules will benefit various sectors like IT, Call centre, BPO, HR service, Media and many more:
The chief minister added that offices of media, software industry and IT service industry can also be set in new industrial areas. As said by the chief minister of Delhi, new rules will be beneficial for various sectors like IT, Media, HR service, call centre, BPO, Tv video production houses, placement agency and market research.
Kejriwal said, “Till now, they all came under the ‘office’ category (in Delhi’s master plan) and could open establishments only in the commercial areas.” He added,
“Now they will be able to come to the industrial area at a cheaper rate. Now, the industries polluting Delhi will end and our industrial areas will become clean and green.”