The Gujarat Industrial Policy 2020 aims to provide nearly Rs 40,000 crore as subsidies to industries in the next five years. It will help lease out government land to industrialists, and offer incentives to private industrial parks and units aspiring to relocate because of the pandemic, especially from China.
The new policy provides for appointment of dedicated ‘relationship managers’ by the Industrial Extension Bureau (iNDEXTb) that hosts the summit. These managers are meant to be the single point of contacts for investors.
It also provides an average annual outlay of Rs 8,000 crore, meant to provide incentives to industries. It will provide support by up to 65 per cent of the cost of acquiring foreign patented technologies by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). However, the maximum support will be up to Rs 50 lakh.
For start-ups, the new policy increases the seed support from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. It also provides increased sustenance allowance and additional fiscal support. The policy also provides incentives to private developers for setting up private industrial parks in the state. The incentive will be 25 per cent of fixed capital investment up to Rs 30 crore. In case of tribal talukas, the policy will support setting up of industrial parks at 50 per cent of fixed capital investment up to Rs 30 crore.