Centre gives consent for developing industrial clusters in Agra and Prayagraj
Lucknow, Social Times. Central Government has given its consent to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s proposal for developing two big industrial clusters in Agra and Prayagraj.
CM Yogi had urged the central government to allow the development of two Integrated Manufacturing Clusters (IMCs) in the Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC). The Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Authority (UPSIDA) will now develop the two IMCs at a greenfield site near Saraswati Hi-Tech City in Prayagraj and near expressway in Agra.
The manufacturing clusters are expected to attract an investment of more than Rs 15,000 crore and will generate more than one lakh direct and indirect employment.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of UPSIDA Mayur Maheshwari, the Central Government has approved the proposals to set up these IMCs in order to strike a balance between the development of eastern and western UP. Located about 20 kilometres away from the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal, the proposed IMC in Agra will be spread over an area of about 1,050 acres. Similarly, the manufacturing cluster at Saraswati Hi Tech City will be built on 1,139 acres of land located 10 kilometres away from Prayagraj.
In order to ensure holistic development of these clusters, the state government has conceptualised these two IMCs as integrated township projects.
The proposed infrastructure includes road networks; drainage and sewerage systems; water supply; power supply through underground cables, underground ducts, command centres as well as availability of information and communication technology. UPSIDA, a nodal agency, plans to develop these IMCs on the pattern of smart cities with the best global practices and standards. With the establishment of these clusters, industrial and commercial activities are expected to accelerate in Prayagraj and Agra.