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Govt's portal with data on land banks launched, but experts wary

The Centre's Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) portal has data of 3,275 industrial clusters covering 419,047 hectares

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Around 31 states/UTs have their existing land banks GIS-enabled of which 113,227 hectares is available for industrial use

Jyoti MukulSubhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
The Union government’s land portal for attracting investors comes at a time when states have adopted land pooling, readjustment and myriad compensation models to acquire the increasingly scarce resource. The latest exercise by the Delhi government, which wants e-commerce, retailers and smaller manufacturing units to invest in the city, is one such example.

Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) would be in-charge of the exercise, but the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) that reports to the Union government had earlier launched a land pooling scheme that could not make much headway. While land experts said the DDA model was flawed,

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First Published: Aug 27 2020 | 9:26 PM IST

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