Industrial policy to focus on employment, environment : CM Jagan

Amaravati, July 2: The Industrial Policy 2020-23 will focus on removing regional disparities, environmental issues, pollution control and employment generation among others.

During a review meeting on the new Industrial Policy held here on Thursday, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was told that the focus is also being laid on attracting foreign investment and to reduce the time span in establishing the unit.

The officials told the Chief Minister that steps are being taken to provide basic infrastructure to encourage industries which will help the weaker sections socially and economically.

The Chief Minister said that special interest should be taken on MSMEs and the ReStart package we have given to revive them. Care should be taken to check the polluting industries as controlling pollution is equally important to incentives we give to the industries.

If industrial parks are set up as per sectors, pollution control would be easy, the Chief Minister said and told the officials to ensure that all industries follow the guidelines in pollution control.

Skill Development Centres should also be taken into consideration and we should go forward in developing the high-end IT Skill University coming up at Visakhapatnam which will open a new chapter in IT industry. With regard to the curriculum, experts in the field should be consulted, the said.

Industries and IT Minister M Goutham Reddy, Industries Department Special Chief Secretary, K Valavan, Chief Advisor to Chief Minister Ajeya Kallam and other officials attended the meeting.

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