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Gujarat halves prices of industrial plots up to 3,000 sq.mt

IANS  |  Gandhinagar 

The government on Wednesday announced 50 per cent cut in prices of plots of up to 3,000 square metres offered by the Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), hoping to boost small and medium industries in the state.

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, wherein it was decided that such industrial estate plots will cost 50 per cent less, so as to benefit small and medium units.

"We have effected drastic changes in the process of land allocation and pricing for to develop industrial estates. As decided in the meeting, plots up to 3,000 square metres to be allocated to small and medium enterprises (SME) by the will cost 50 per cent less. Subsequently, the GIDC will sell such plots to small businesses at half the rate," told the media.

The sells industrial land to GIDC, the nodal agency to develop industrial estates in the state and facilitate industrial development.

The GIDC had to pay more for land in some cases in the past due to higher market rates. This resulted in costlier plots for small businesses.

The decision will help in developing ancillary industries in the state, said Patel. Patel clarified that other plots of bigger sizes will continue to cost the same as earlier.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 23:14 IST
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