Development of Integrated Industrial Parks (IIPs) as joint venture projects with RIICO, or in the private sector will be actively encouraged by undertaking the following measures:
Despite efforts made in the past, entrepreneurs have been facing difficulties in securing conversion of land from agricultural to industrial. To resolve this problem, provision has been made for automatic conversion of land up to 5 hectares. On expiry of 30 days from the date of application for conversion to the appropriate Revenue authority the conversion shall be deemed to have taken place and the concerned Revenue Authority/GM, DIC will issue a certificate of deemed conversion. The concerned Tehsildar/Gram Panchayat shall make necessary entries in the land records within 7 days.
Proper upkeep and maintenance of the existing industrial areas will be ensured by RIICO. Wherever possible, Local Bodies, Industries Associations and other organisations will be associated with this activity and on their request areas can be handed over to them for this purpose
Advisory Committees comprising, interalia, industry representative will be set up in respect of industrial areas to advise on:-
Redressal of grievances.
Captive power plants will be freely permitted. No permission from RSEB would be required.
State Government has recently announced a Captive Power Plant Policy. The details of the policy shall be issued by the Energy Department shortly.
As far as possible RSEB shall make arrangements to ensure uninterrupted supply of power to continuous process industry, export oriented units and units set up in EPIP.
All industrial areas on rural feeders will be connected to urban/industrial feeders in a phased manner for better quality of power and the cost to be incurred thereon shall be borne by RSEB and RIICO equally.
As far as possible, land for power plants to be set up in private sector will be allotted by RIICO close to the grind station of RSEB, at rates applicable for industrial land on priority basis.
Provisional fuel surcharge will henceforth be revised on a quarterly basis to avoid an undue burden on industrial units at a later stage.
Reduction in contract demand to units supplying surplus power to RSEB will be freely permitted. Where the contract demand is reduced to zero, i.e., the industrial consumer runs his plant entirely with his own power, no minimum charge shall be levied.
New large industrial consumers will be required to pay for the first six months on the basis of actual consumption and for the next six months, on the basis of actual consumption or 50% of the minimum charges, whichever is higher.
A system of deemed sanction has been started by RSEB for extension of power contract demand. Similarly, a system of deemed sanction for reduction in load has also been introduced.
Special efforts will be made to provide efficient and reliable Tele-communication Facilities in Industrial Areas.
In case of new industrial areas, RIICO will take recourse to Bulk booking in advance so that entrepreneurs are able to secure telephone connections without delay.
Cellular phones facility is already available in the following towns of the State:
1. Jaipur, 2. Ajmer, 3. Udaipur, 4. Jodhpur , 5. Kota
This facility is proposed to be introduced in other industrially important locations like Alwar, Bhiwadi, Pali, Beawar,etc.
Under the unigauge scheme of the Railways, the State has taken a major leap forward with the ongoing and proposed programmes of conversion of metre gauge lines into broad gauge. Most of the metre gauge lines have already been converted and all the major cities of the state except Udaipur and Bhilwara have been linked with broad gauge. Jaipur has been linked to major industrial cities like Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Indore and many other towns.
Vigorous efforts will be made to ensure that Bhilwara and Udaipur are also connected with broad gauge expeditiously.
The proposal to provide rail link to Bhiwadi on priority will be pursued with the Railways.
4.14 Road Network
The State Government has promulgated a Road Policy in 1995 to facilitate private sector participation in construction of toll roads, bridges and by passes. Private sector participation in Road Sector is being actively encouraged. Under this policy three works of roads/bridges have already been awarded to private sector on B.O.T. basis and several other works are being taken up.
The State’s road net work extends to 0.75 lacs kms. on 31st March,1997 comprising National Highways, State Highways, District Roads and other roads. Of the existing State Highway network, a length of 1500 kms.will be improved with World Bank assistance during the 9thi Five Year Plan.
The National Highway No.8, from Delhi to Bombay via Jaipur-Ajmer-Udaipur-Ahmedabad is being converted into a four-lane highway. The stretch between Jaipur and Kotputli has already been completed and the remaining portion between Kotputli and Delhi is expected to be completed shortly. Jaipur-Ajmer section is being taken up in the second phase.
In order to improve access to important industrial areas, the State Government and RIICO will take up works for improvement of vital link roads to important industrial areas like Bhiwadi, Khushkhera, Matsya(Alwar), Hirawala, Bindayaka, Kaladera(Jaipur), Growth Centres at Dholpur, Brij(Bharatpur), Gudli(Udaipur) etc. The total length of these road links will be about 100 kms. Some of the important link roads have been shown in the map at Annexure-III.
4.15 Port Access
With a view to ensuring expeditious despatch of export cargo, the State Government is exploring the feasibility of securing a direct access to Marine Port in Gujarat. A feasibility study for the purpose has been completed and a dialogue has been initiated with Governments of neighbouring states for joining hands to develop a berth facililty at Kandla.
4.16 Air Transport
Important cities of the State like Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur are well connected by Air. Facilities at Jaipur airport have been upgraded and it has now started receiving Chartered International flights.
Air Taxi Operators (ATO’s), will be encouraged to expand their services in the State. The use of State Government’s existing air strips numbering 19 and some other facilities has already been offered to ATOs so as to facilitate their operations.