UP govt to introduce special policy for SC/ST industrialists
Lucknow, Sept 22 (KNN) In a bid to provide special assistance to investors and industrialists from the SC/ST communities, the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has announced that a special policy will be introduced for them, said Additional chief secretary (MSME) Navneet Sehgal.
He said that an exclusive investment policy will soon be introduced for them which will ensure that the community becomes a 'provider of jobs'.
Reportedly, Sehgal has asked officials to study various policies adopted by other states for SC/ST industrialists and business owners and take the best aspects of each to prepare a robust policy for UP.
The directions were issued after Sehgal met a delegation of DICCI on Monday.
Sehgal said that UP has the highest population of persons from these communities and has asked the committee to prepare a proposal on land allotment for Dalit industrialists, margin money subsidy, interest subsidy, capital invest subsidy, venture capital fund, direct funding for them investors, business facilitation centre, reservation in government purchases etc.
In this regard, a three-member committee headed by the president of the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) (UP chapter) has been set up to prepare a policy framework. It will also have commissioner industries and joint commissioner MSME as its members.