Press Esc to close

Guj govt announces setting of 16 more industrial estates, jobs to over 100,000

Sunil Raghu, Ahmedabad, DH News Service, Oct 11 2017, 17:57 IST
'These GIDCs will unlock the growth in remote areas and SMEs. Spread across 2400 hectares in 16 villages, they will have potential to accommodate over 15,000 factories and total estimated employment generation would be about 100,000,' Vijay Rupani, Gujarat chief minister told media persons. PTI file photo

'These GIDCs will unlock the growth in remote areas and SMEs. Spread across 2400 hectares in 16 villages, they will have potential to accommodate over 15,000 factories and total estimated employment generation would be about 100,000,' Vijay Rupani, Gujarat chief minister told media persons. PTI file photo

The BJP-led government in poll-bound Gujarat on Wednesday announced setting up of 16 new industrial clusters by way of GIDC estates across the state to what it called encourage investments in the small business to generate over 100,000 employment opportunities.

“These GIDCs will unlock the growth in remote areas and SMEs. Spread across 2400 hectares in 16 villages, they will have potential to accommodate over 15,000 factories and total estimated employment generation would be about 100,000,” Vijay Rupani, Gujarat chief minister told media persons.

GIDC or Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation has been setting up several industrial estates across the state for over three decades now. It primarily acquires land and provides all the requisite basic infrastructure as roads, water, street lights, plotting etc for entrepreneurs to set up their factories.

The BJP government in Gujarat have been making a slew of announcements for some time with an eye on Assembly polls that EC on Tuesday said would be held in December this year. On Tuesday, it had announced a reduction in a VAT on petrol and diesel by 4%, bringing down the cost of auto fuel up to Rs 2.67 per litre.

Other than setting up of industrial estates, the chief minister also announced new Garments & Apparel Policy 2017. "The state has an advantage of being the largest cotton producer. So far, we supplied cotton to other states, this is the time we want to encourage our entrepreneurs to invest in garmenting," Rupani said.

Under the policy, the state government would provide for wage subsidy varying from Rs 4000 for women workers and Rs 3500 for male workers employed in the garmenting units.

Go to Top

More from this section
Photo Gallery
Police personnel guard as Buddhist monks wait at the entrance gate to enter Mahabodhi temple...

Police personnel guard as Buddhist monks wait at the entrance gate to enter Mahabodhi temple...

Women browse through books at a stall at 41st Chennai Book Fair, organised by Booksellers...

Women browse through books at a stall at 41st Chennai Book Fair, organised by Booksellers...

Newly recruits of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel take oath during Attestation Cum Passing...

Newly recruits of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel take oath during Attestation Cum Passing...

Volunteers of the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) perform yoga...

Volunteers of the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) perform yoga...

Women show mortar shells at Suchetgarh after shelling from the Pakistani side ...

Women show mortar shells at Suchetgarh after shelling from the Pakistani side ...

Two peacocks in a mid-flight at the Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi...

Two peacocks in a mid-flight at the Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi...

Former Telecom Minister A Raja addresses the gathering at his book launch 'The 2G Saga...

Former Telecom Minister A Raja addresses the gathering at his book launch 'The 2G Saga...

Police personnel stand guard near the premises of Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya...

Police personnel stand guard near the premises of Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya...

STF personnel recover gold after a raid which resulted in arrest of most wanted criminal Subodh...

STF personnel recover gold after a raid which resulted in arrest of most wanted criminal Subodh...

Former Miss Earth Nicole Faria addresses the event for felicitation of 112 women achievers...

Former Miss Earth Nicole Faria addresses the event for felicitation of 112 women achievers...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.