Uttar Pradesh State Policies

Industrial & Infrastructure Investment Policy 2012, UP

With an eye to ironing out regional industrial imbalance and attract fresh investment, the Uttar Pradesh government came out with the New Industrial & Infrastructure Investment Policy 2012 in September 2012. It comes after a gap of eight years the UP Industrial and Service Sector Investment Policy 2004, which lapsed in 2009.

The policy is aimed at ameliorating the ills of traditional industries scattered across the state and energising the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) base estimated at over 3 million units. Under this policy, the government would strengthen the single-window and ‘escort officer’ (facilitation personnel of industry department) systems to simplify and speed up processing of investment proposals. To reach out to investors, the government would hold road-shows in big cities, including Mumbai and Delhi.

Although, the government has not set any target for investment, UP is targetting a 11.2 per cent industrial growth during the current 12th Plan (2012-17).

The new policy would serve as broad roadmap for about 26 different departments associated with industrial and infrastructure development, including labour, IT, food processing, tourism, transport, taxation etc.The individual departments would issue government orders (GO) under this new policy framework.

Read full Industrial & Infrastructure Investment Policy 2012, UP

Solar Power Policy, 2013, UP

Under this solar Energy Policy, Solar power plants of a total capacity of 500 megawatt are targeted to be set up by 2017 The Solar Energy Policy seeks to provide single window clearance for speedy approval at different levels of solar energy power projects. The Solar Energy Policy will ensure strengthening of the power evacuation infrastructure and its timely availability to the project developer.

This policy will come into effect from the date of issuance (March 2013) and shall remain in operation up to 31st March 2017. Solar power plants approved, installed and commissioned during this period alone shall be eligible for benefits of this policy. However, no benefit of this policy will be available to projects set up under any incentive scheme of MNRE.

The state government has identified the Bundelkhand region for large scale promotion of solar energy production in the state. Apart from all benefits under this policy, benefits under Industrial policy of the state will also apply to Solar plants. In one of the major incentives, electricity duty on electricity generated for own consumption has been exempted.

Read full Solar Power Policy, 2013

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