STATE
POLICIES

RAJASTHAN STATE INDUSTRIAL POLICY

4.7 Development of Integrated Industrial Parks (IIPs) and Industrial Model Town (IMTs)

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:

  1. Formulation of schemes for development of IIPs in the private sector on BOT(Build-Operate-Transfer) or BOOM (Build-Own-Operate-Maintain) basis, while dovetailing them with the overall development plans of the region.

  2. Encouraging promotion of IIPs through equity participation by RIICO and assistance from other agencies of the Government.

  3. Devising a policy for allotment of land to private sector on the basis of a transparent mechanism.

  4. Concessions available to industrial units set up in RIICO’s industrial areas would also be available to units located in the IIPs and Industrial Parks in the Private Sector.

    Development of industrial areas in the private sector was earlier prohibited within 10 Kms radius of RIICO’s industrial areas; this distance has now been reduced to 5 Kms. Rajasthan Industrial Areas Allotment Rules, 1959 have been amended to facilitate the development of industrial areas/estates in the private sector.

4.8 Land Conversion

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.

4.9 Maintenance of Industrial Areas

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:-

Maintenance and improvement of the existing; and

Redressal of grievances.

The scope of work of these Advisory Committees has been indicated in Annexure-I

4.10 Settlement Committees

RIICO and RFC have constituted three tire Settlement Committees for resolving disputes pertaining to entrepreneurs. These Committees are fully empowered to decide matters falling within their jurisdiction. This would reduce future litigation and pending Court cases can also be settled by these Committees. The details of constitution and working of these Committees has been given in Annexure-II

4.11 Power

    4.11.1 Rajasthan has been recognised as one of the two leading states, which have vigorously pursued Power Sector Reforms. According to the assessment carried out by the Ministry of Power during the year 1996-97, the difference between the Peak Demand and Peak Demand met in Rajasthan was only 5.6%- the lowest among the twenty major States of the country. In addition, in terms of Plant Load Factory the State with a PLF of 75.6% was ranked the second in the country. Substantial private sector investment in power generation is being encouraged.

    Two units of 250 MW each are expected to be commissioned at Suratgarh Stage-I Project during 1998 and 1999, respectively. In addition, the following major power plants are scheduled to be commissioned in the IX Five Year Plan and early years of X Five Year Plan:-

S.No.

Projects in Pipeline

Capacity

1.

Dholpur Power Project based on Liquid Fuel

700 MW

2.

Barsingsasr Power Project based on Lignite.

500 MW

3.

Suratgarh Stage-II Power Project based on Coal.

500 MW

4.

Kapurdi and Jalipa Projects based on Lignite

1200 MW

 

Total

2900 MW

    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.

    4.12 Telecommunication

    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.

    4.13 Railways

    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.