UP to give land to industry through e-allotment, e-tendering

    By IANS,

    Lucknow : Trying to shrug off its image of favouritism and corruption in the last few years, the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) Thursday announced starting of e-allotment and e-tendering by the end of August.

    Principal Secretary, Infrastructure and Industrial Development Department (IIDD), Surya Pratap Singh told IANS the move was necessiated “after the UPSIDC brand suffered in recent years due to prevalent malpractices”.

    “Stop calling investors for interviews, minimize human interaction and interference, expedite the procedures instead,” he directed the regional managers of the corporation and warned officials of action in case they failed to comply.

    The decision was taken at a review meeting in Kanpur Thursday.

    In an investment facilitation exercise, the officials interacted with 22 business representatives to resolve their pending issues.

    Among others, the entrepreneurs and infrastructure development bodies who were represented at the meeting included Bharat Electronics, All India Plastic Manufacturers Association, Vardan Group of Kannauj, proposed mega leather clusters of Ramaipur (Kanpur) and Sandila (Hardoi), Hindustan Paper Mills, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC), Mega Food Park, Jagdishpur and Indo-Gulf Fertilizer Project, Anik-Ghee, Mathura Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation and power projects of NTPC.