Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor to Benefit Entire State: Rajasthan Govt

The Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) passing through 600-kms from Rajasthan would benefit the entire state in terms of investment and promotion of business, Rajasthan Assembly was told today.

Replying to a starred question of BJP MLA Rao Rajendra Singh, Industry Minister Gajendra Singh Kheenvsar told the house that a Rajasthan Special Investment Region Bill-2015 covering DMIC issue was ready for Cabinet approval before it would be placed in the Assembly.

After passing of this proposed bill, DMIC would secure more powers and its activities would be enhanced for promotion and investment in business, Kheenvsar said.

On the objections raised by Rao on shifting of the proposed airport, the minister said that setting up of the airport was shifted to Kotkasim (Alwar district) because it would be close to Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, while Jaipur-Dausa area was close to Jaipur Airport.

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has given permission for the proposed airport while permission of the Civil Aviation and Defense Ministry was awaited, the minister said.

He said that the land was acquired for DMIC and there was no irregularity in it.

While replying to a question of NPP member K L Meena, Tribal Area Development Minister Nand Lal Meena assured the house that a delegation would visit Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh to review the existing ‘Tribal Sub Plan Scheme’ which was formed on the Maharashtra pattern on devolution of funds for tribal development in the state.

A committee on this matter would be set up which will lead the delegation to these states after the Assembly session, he said.

Since 2003-2004, only 10.93 per cent of the budget allocated to his department was spent on tribal development, the minister said.

Answering a starred question of Independent MLA Anju Devi Dhanka, Public Works Department Minister Yunus Khan said that so far the roads in villages were being constructed based on 2001 census.

But the state government would try its best to now build roads under PMYG on the basis of 2011 census, Khan said.

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