Jaipur, Mar 1: Rajasthan will soon bring in an Act to facilitate the development of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) in the current Budget Session to boost industrialisation along the Dedicated Freight Corridor in the state.
Rajasthan, which is trying to ease of way of doing business for potential investors in the state, will also start celebrating Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Day soon. This day felicitations and awards would be conferred on MSMEs which have performed well. This dedicated day will be an apt recognition of the MSME sector, which comprises of over 90% projects and employ around 18.7 lakh people in the state.
This was informed by the industries minister Gajendra Singh, who was speaking at the inaugural session of the one-day MSME Conclave organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in Jaipur. The theme of the Conclave was “Building Globally Competitive MSMEs: The Way Forward”.
Singh further said that even during the recently held Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit 2015, most of the MOUs were signed for the MSME projects. The state government is making an earnest effort to bring to the ground the projects for which MOUs were signed during the Resurgent Rajasthan and after. The government stands committed for rapid clearance of projects through its ‘Single Window Clearance System’ and believes in the ‘Ease of Doing Business’.
Singh also informed about the Act to to facilitate to development the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). Rajasthan touches six major states of the northern, western and central India. The desert state is a natural corridor between the wealthy northern and the prosperous western states of the country, which makes it an important trade and commerce centre.
Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) is a 1,483 km long rail corridor connecting Jawaharlal Nehru Port near Mumbai to Dadri near Delhi. DFC will allow high-speed connectivity for high axle load wagons (25 tonnes) of double stacked container trains supported by high power locomotives. A band of 150 km has been chosen on both sides of the DFC to be developed as the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
With nearly 39% of DFC passing through Rajasthan, opportunities for industrial establishment along the route are eminent as the corridor will make Rajasthan easily accessible to western and northern markets. About 60% of Rajasthan’s area (in 22 districts including major districts such as Jaipur, Alwar, Kota and Bhilwara) falls within the project influence area. With this, Rajasthan is likely to become an attractive destination for setting up industrial and support infrastructure units.
In Khushkhera-Bhiwadi-Neemrana region, an integrated industrial township is being developed and on similar concept, a township along with other support infrastructure and projects is being planned in Jodhpur-Pali-Marwar area under DMIC in the first phase.
DMIC will do away with the limitation of Rajasthan being a land-locked state and will generate unprecedented developmental opportunities.
The Principal Secretary MSME, Government of Rajasthan, Rajeeva Swarup mooted the idea that Facilitation Centres should be set up in all districts for assisting the MSMEs. The inputs and suggestions of the MSME entrepreneurs should also be given to such facilitation centres which can then be incorporated to further ease the process of doing business.