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DSIDC gets additional land for industries' relocation

By Our Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI, JULY 18. The Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation has been allotted additional 173 hectares of land in Bhor Garh in West Delhi for development of plots for the remaining applicants under the Relocation Scheme of Industries.

Announcing this, the Managing Director of DSIDC, Jalaj Shrivastva, said the Corporation has paid a sum of Rs 101 crores to Delhi Government as cost of this land. He said the relocation of industries is one of the key achievements of DSIDC, which has been entrusted the mammoth task of developing Bawana and its surrounding areas for relocating units which were earlier operating out of non-conforming parts of the city.

Stating that DSIDC is implementing the Supreme Court order in the matter, he said, it has made remarkable progress in collecting money from the allottees of the plots. Over Rs 100 crore have been collected by the Corporation in the last two months, with Rs 65 crores coming in the first fortnight of July alone, the official said.

In all, 16,257 industrial plots of 100, 150, 200 and 250 square metres, spread over five sectors have been developed in Bawana and possession letters have already been issued to around 5,000 people, of whom 4,552 have taken physical possession of their plots.

Meanwhile, the DSIDC has also informed the entrepreneurs that the plots allotted under the Relocation Scheme of Industries are not transferable and sale or purchase in this connection is illegal. Mr Shrivastva said the work of construction of the combined effluent treatment plant in the area has also commenced. Besides, he said, efforts are afoot to make the area green as well.

Already 2,500 trees and shrubs have been planted and over 1,300 trees, between five and 20 years old, have been transplanted. Further, he said, as many as 101 parks are being developed to beautify the area and make it more inhabitable.The DSIDC has also taken up construction of 3,164 cost effective houses for industrial workers at Bawana.

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