Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that for strengthening the industrial landscape of the state, the Assam government has been taking several steps for facilitating ease of doing business and industrial development.
Meeting the leading industrialists at a programme in Guwahati on June 16, Sarma said that industrialization in the state are always dependent on land policy, change of forest land, availability of energy sources, and feasibility of business and commerce among others.
He said that the state government is preparing a road map by addressing all adversaries for presenting an enabling environment for industrial development in Assam. He also mentioned besides continuous reformation of land policy, a well-laid-out reform in the power sector and its resultant revenue growth have generated a positive atmosphere in the industry sector of the state.
As a result, power can be made available to all the industrial units in the state. He further said that externally aided projects from Asian Development Bank have led to the revamping of the distribution of power.
Had a threadbare discussion with PSU representatives & business leaders on issues concerning industrial expansion & fresh investments in Assam.
Appreciated their suggestions & expressed our commitment to creating a conducive environment to transform Assam into a developed state. pic.twitter.com/qdqEiisS1Z
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 16, 2022
The Centre also sanctioned Rs 6000 crore projects for different power projects in the state.
Moreover, on facilitation of land allotment for industrialization, land acquisition, rate fixation and compensation, deputy commissioners’ have been authorised to take decisions.
On giving land from the land bank on lease to the prospective industrialists, the industry department can provide NoC without even going to the revenue department and respective DCs. On conversion of land and setting up of CNG projects, the circle officers and DCs will have absolute power.
He also said that for industrialization in the state an ‘EODB’ (Ease of Doing Business) portal will be created in the state.
OIL, NRL, Assam Gas Company, BCPL, Shalimar, Dalmia Cement and a host of other industrial units were present at the interactive programme.