No decision on industrial corridor without farmers' consent, says Akhilesh

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said no decision will be taken on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) without the consent of the state farmers.

“Industrial corridor is an important project in which East and West corridor will get connected in UP,” Yadav told reporters after a meeting between the officials of the Centre and the state.

“But any decision will be taken only when there is consensus of the farmers. No decision will be taken without the consent of the farmers,” the CM said.

Meanwhile, industrial development commissioner, Anil Kumar Gupta said, as of now 400 to 500 acres of land in Greater Noida and 100 acres land of UP state industrial development corporation is available for the project.

He said in the later phases, efforts would be made to make farmers partners in the project, he said.

Gupta said 20 points have been identified under the project in which seven investment zones and 13 industrial zones would be developed.

“Of this one industrial zone and one investment zone will be developed in UP,” he said.
Yadav said both UP and the central government should take benefit of the proposed project, which would include parts of Bulandshahr and Dadri.

Job opportunities

Gupta said with the execution of the project, an investment of Rs 75,000 crore is estimated in the state and would create 12 lakh employment opportunities.

IDC’s Chandra said efforts would be made to cover 20,000 hectares of land in the project.

He said the state would contribute in form of land in the project which has Japanese funding.

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