April 8, 2015
Single-window clearance within 15 days to industry applications in Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee chaired a meeting at Nabanna where it was decide to provide single-window clearance within 15 days to industry applications in urban conglomerates where the State Government has already identified land. They include land parcels in Kolkata, Asansol, Durgapur and Kalyani.
State finance minister Dr Amit Mitra and the chief secretary of the State attended the meeting.
While taking stock of land availability, the West Bengal Chief Minister also decided to waive the 7.5-cottah ceiling for possession of vacant urban land under the Urban Land Ceiling Act, 1976. The State Government has cleared a few IT industry and MSME proposals in urban conglomerates. The Government also plans to clear building plans over the stipulated 14.5 metres, but only on land allotted for industrial purposes.
Under the system, an industrialist seeking exemption under ULCA for setting up industrial units in urban areas will get the clearance within 15 days from the government. A single-window clearance has been put in place to accord necessary clearance to building plans for industry exceeding the prescribed height.
The State Government has already identified ten towns across the state for developing as smart cities. It has also decided to allow more floor area ratio (FAR) for different types of buildings.