Villagers from the Bhiwandi taluka staged a

Power shortage in neighbouring States has turned out to be a boon for the Bhiwadi industrial area in Alwar district of Rajasthan, with the entrepreneurs making a beeline to establish their new units at one of the popular destinations for industrialists. The industrial area, falling in the National Capital Region, has been exempted from load-shedding by Jaipur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam in view of its proximity to Delhi. This has especially attracted industrialists looking for prolonged manufacturing hours.

The new industrial policy of the State government has been framed in such a manner that there is industrial development in all districts, Electricity Minister N.Veeraswami said here on Saturday. Presiding over a seminar at the First World Tamil Economic Conference and Tamil Diaspora Meet, organised by the Madras Development Society, he said new industries were being set up in Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts, neighbouring Chennai. In future other districts would also get units. This would pave the way for all-round development of the State.

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the Orissa government has drawn up a new comprehensive draft policy on rehabilitation and resettlement (r & r) to address the increasing anger of the state's rural and tribal people over being displaced by industries setting up shop on their land.

The Supreme Court has directed the government of Andhra Pradesh not to locate new industries in the industrial estates of Patancheru, Bollarum and Jeedimetla in Medak district, The existing units are

THE government of India has awarded the first ever industrial growth centr& in Assam to the district of Sonitpur. An amount of Rs 50 lakh has recently been sanctioned by the Union ministry of industry, out of which there will be a total capital outlay of Rs 30 crore for the entire peoject to be developed and completed during the Ninth Five Year plan at the Balipara development block in the district.

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