UP to promote small industries

UP to promote small industries

Special schemes in Etawah, Poorvanchal and other areas

The Uttar Pradesh government would develop a new industrial policy on the lines of Uttrakhand to promote the small industries in the state. 

 State's minister for small industries and export promotion, Bhagwat Sharan Gangwar said a special scheme would be chalked out to set up small industries in ravines of Etawah, Bundelkhand and Poorvanchal. 

According to him, the previous BSP government did nothing to promote small industries and as a result unemployment could not be controlled.

"While no new industry was set up, exisiting ones closed down," Gangwar said.

The minister added that there was a scheme to re-start closed industries and SP government wants to provide employment opportunities to maximum number of people through small scale industries.

He said a policy would also be formulated to promote cane, wood, bamboo and mentha industries in western districts of the state. To ensure that small industrialists earn better profits, besides developing clusters, proper arrangement of distribution would also be put in place.

He added that a new industrial area on 1,500 hectare land would also be developed near rubber factory in Bareilly for the purpose. A proposal to construct an airport was being contemplated to attract big industrial houses for investment in Bareilly division, the minister said.