Encourage industries that don't depend on govt. for electricity and water
Both the central and state governments must accord top priority for industrialisation in the way that promoters are able to manage set-ups by producing their own captive power and also creating enough infrastructure for present and future water requirements.
Recently, the Central Government formed a committee to hasten clearing all those projects which are pending for sometime - certainly a laudable move! Immediate, clearance should be given to all those projects wherein it has been stated clearly that the promoters will make their own arrangements for meeting power and water requirements on their own without depending on outside agencies or any utility companies.
I am just wondering in the last two decades or so, how many industries have been set up in India
who are taking care of all their requirements of power and water on their own? For any industry, both power and water assume big significance for the present and mainly for the future. Therefore, enough encouragement should be given by both the central and state governments for industrialists to come out with project proposals wherein they state clearly that they would be able to generate their own power and also water requirements will be met on their own.
Such a move will reduce the burden on the administrators and bureaucrats to focus on other needy issues, especially in the regions, which at times face drought-like situations or where there is erratic power supply.
Additionally, if these industries are also able to help the society by sharing some of their power generation and water resources, it will be a big boon. Policy makers can do well to debate on the above issue and then frame policies in a manner encouraging more and more industrial groups to set up industries, who besides guaranteeing nice employment opportunities directly and indirectly, would also make up their own arrangements for generation of their required electricity and also do the needful for getting their own water requirements.