Delhi to get two new SEZs, govt to focus on IT-based units

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 18:24

New Delhi: After its satellite townships, it is the national capital which is aspiring to become an information technology hub with the Delhi government focusing on setting up service and IT-based industries here.

Providing details of the new industrial policy which was unveiled yesterday, state Industries Minister Haroon Yusuf on Tuesday said it aims at changing the city`s industrial profile from a "low-skilled to high-skilled one".

"We want to ensure migration of highly-skilled people to the national capital by developing hi-tech, sophisticated knowledge-based service and IT type of industries in Delhi. The policy aims to shift from a manufacturing-based economy to a service and IT-enabled one.

"Now majority of workforce is in the manufacturing sector. A lot of skilled talents are migrating to nearby states like Gurgaon. We want to emulate hi-tech cities like Hyderabad and Bangalore so that the skilled workforce will have sufficient opportunities here," he said.

The government plans to set up SEZs for gem and jewellery and IT sectors in Baprola village and a knowledge city in South Delhi under public-private-partnership model, the minister said.

"The Delhi State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) in collaboration with the Sriram Institute for Industrial Research will set up a centre of excellence to continuously monitor the quality and life of new infrastructure besides upgrading of existing ones to make them environment-friendly," he said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 18:24
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