Yogi offers 24/7 electricity, cheap land, no public order issues to industry in Punjab
The government of Uttar Pradesh on Monday offered “uninterrupted power supply” and a “peaceful environment” to industrialists in Punjab as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath urged them to install units in “fully developed industrial areas” of the state.
Adityanath made the offer to a group of industrialists in the Punjab who appealed to the UP CM. It comes on a day when the Punjab government removed all power restrictions on industries. Regulatory restrictions were imposed following an energy crisis triggered by a delayed monsoon and an unprecedented increase in demand from the agricultural and domestic sectors.
Representatives of the Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organizations (FICO), the Federation of Dyeing Associations, the Association of Phase -7 Focal Points and Purvanchal Udyogik Vikas Parishad – all from Punjab – met the CM UP in the morning.
“Yogi Adityanath has provided 24 hour uninterrupted power supply to industry throughout the year. In addition, he stated that the government of Uttar Pradesh will ensure a total peaceful environment for the industry with law and order fully maintained. He said that Uttar Pradesh is part of the Eastern Corridor, which will ensure easy and cheap movement of goods, ”said Gurmeet Singh Kular, President of FICO.
Besides CM, the delegation also met with Arvind Kumar and Neena Sharma, respectively Additional Chief Secretary and Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Industrial Development of the Government of Uttar Pradesh.
TR Mishra, President of the Federation of Punjab Dye Associations, said: “Arvind Kumar told the delegation that the government of Uttar Pradesh will provide a fully developed industrial area near the junction points of the Yamuna highway. for easy access at very reasonable prices with all the basic amenities. commodities for industry. In addition, India’s largest airport is under construction at Jewar in western UP. In Punjab, we are facing power cuts, production costs have increased, land prices are very high, and labor shortage is a common scenario. Such an offer can always be discussed ”.
Satyapal Saini, Co-Secretary, Focal Point Phase -7 Association, said Neena Sharma explained various financial benefits on the state portion of the GST that will be provided to industry under the Invest UP program.
“We found the offers lucrative. We will discuss this with union members when we return to Punjab, ”said Ram Ugrha Sharma, President of Atal Purvanchal Udyogik Vikas Parishad.
Mishra added that their meeting with UP CM had been scheduled since March of this year, but had been delayed due to the second wave of Covid. “It’s just a coincidence that this happened at a time when the Punjab is reeling from the power cuts,” he added.
Several industry associations in Punjab staged a protest in Ludhiana on Saturday against electricity regulatory measures imposed on the industry due to the state’s electricity crisis.