Kolhapur: The Maharashtra government will soon come out with a new comprehensive industrial policy with a view to help and encourage industry in the state, Industries Minister Subhash Desai said on Saturday.
Addressing a special meeting of Gokul-Shirgaon Manufacturers Association (GMA) at a hotel here this afternoon, he said that the industrial policy was currently being drafted and would be out soon.
Desai further said that its salient features include to encourage industrialists for exports, to give world-class status to State Industrial Development Corporation, beautification of industrial estates in the state and to remove encroachments in industrial estates.
The minister further said, "We are also planning to reduce electricity tariffs for industrial units." The government would also make available a piece of land for setting up of an ESI hospital in each MIDC area for treatment of industrial workers, he added.
Surjitsinh Powar, GMA president, welcomed Mr Desai and apprised him about various problems faced by industry.
Harishchandra Dhotre, Atul Patil, Nitin Vadikar, Suresh Chaugule, Narayan Mudgal and GMA office-bearers were present for the meeting.