Recent Initiatives in GIDC

Policy Initiatives

1.  Checking purely land investment activities in GIDC estates through major policy decisions.
  • Ban on transfer of open plots
  • Ban on change of purpose of plots
  • Strict time limit on utilization of plot
  • Liberal compensation on surrender of plot to GIDC
2.  A new participative policy in which land owners are made partners in the benefits of the estate.

3.  Policy to develop estates in PPP mode on privately owned land. This would avoid land acquisition.

4.  Thrust on drastically improving infrastructure in existing industrial estates.

New estates to be developed keeping in mind modern infrastructure, utility and service requirements.

6.  Special emphasis on training and skill upgradation to ensure that industrialization benefits the local people.

7.  Development of new Special Investment Regions, Industrial Areas, Special Economic Zones and large estates.

8.  Board of Management for Notified Areas - BoM formed in 18 of the 26 NAs.

Environment Management

1.  Environmental Management
  • Established Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre for promotion of Cleaner Production /Clean Technology under technical guidance of UNIDO.
  • MoU is being signed with GTZ-Advisory Services for Environmental Management (ASEM) for developing Eco-Industrial Parks.
  • MoU signed between GOG, DMICDC and Japanese Corporations for developing Smart Cities and Eco Townships in Dahej and Changodar.
  • Under Industrial Policy 2009, State Government provides financial assistance for implementation of Cleaner Production (CP) /Clean Technology (CT) tools.
  • State Government has instituted Cleaner Production Award to motivate industries for adopting CP/CT.
  • 10 Green Societies formed since 2008.
2.  Support Infrastructure Environment

Gujarat is the First State to enter into an agreement with World Bank for Carbon Trading Effluent Treatment
  • 19 Common Effluent Treatment Plants
  • 6 Treated effluent conveyance pipelines - Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Dahej, Ankleshwar, Sachin, Sarigam
  • 6 Hazardous Solid Waste Disposal sites - Vatva, Naroda, Nandesari, Ankleshwar, Surat, Vapi
  • 4 Incinerators for Hazardous industrial waste - Nandesari, Ankleshwar, Surat, Vapi

Skill Upgradation

  • GIDC has tied up with Directorate of Employment & Training to undertake training and skill upgradation program for persons in PCPIR area of Bharuch district.
  • GIDC is providing the fee, stipend, transport and accommodation. 460 persons are undergoing a 2 year course totally funded by GIDC.
  • 50 Skill Up-gradation Centers constructed for imparting training in various GIDC estates at cost of Rs. 36 crore. 50 more such centers to be constructed at cost of Rs. 45 crore.
  • State of the art apparel training centers started in Ahmedabad and Surat Apparel Parks by ALT Training Foundation, Banglore.
  • Skill up-gradation courses through virtual classrooms to be started in 6 estates in 2010-11.
  • Skill Up-gradation and Capacity Building is a major component in the Participative Policy for landowners in developing new estates.

Corporate Social Responsibility

1.  PCPIR Welfare Society constituted for welfare of the people in the PCPIR. Rs. 15 per sq. mt. is charged from new allottees in the PCPIR for welfare activities.
  • TERI appointed as consultant to carry out survey of all the 44 villages in the PCPIR.
  • Rs. 24 crore contributed to the Society so far under this policy

2.  Rs. 50 crore committed for Mahatma Mandir at Gandhinagar.

3.  Centre for Industrial Area Planning & Management started in CEPT University. GIDC has committed Rs. 5 crore.

4.  Rs. 5 crore given to Gujarat Socio Economic Development Society constituted by Finance Department.

5.  Rs. 36 crore spent on construction of 50 Skill Upgradation Centers.

6.  10 Green Societies have been formed since 2008.

7.  GIDC is to spend Rs. 40 crore to construct an Engineering College at Navsari and a Polytechnic at Khambhat. To commence from the academic year 2012-13.

8.  350 Anganwadis cum Livelihood Centers approved by GIDC at a cost of Rs. 26 crore.

9.  Rs. 4 crore paid for providing gas stove and pressure cooker in anganwadis of Banaskantha and Sabarkantha.