We discussed the procedure to be adopted, the timelines and the theory of the New Township Policy (>50 acres, 25% EWS, 25% Economic Zone and single window). I impressed on the need to undertake a joint preliminary inspection and to help the applicants to fill up all forms and complete documentation in a pro-active manner. I set a target of Tuesday next for submission to UD the reports by Development Authority / DM in respect of the applications received till yesterday.
I also explained that even public sector land can be auctioned for new townships within the framework of the new township policy. Land tracts at Bolpur and Kalyani had already been identified. Today, I undertook a visit to Asansol to inspect a land belonging to ADDA where another township could be conceived. Sumit Gupta CEO ADDA was with me during the inspection. A photo taken today:
|Township site at Asansol (Mouza Ganrui)|
A clipping from today's paper:
|Khabar 365 dt 17 Jan 2015|