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Industrial Corridor to be Built in Soraon Area of Prayagraj

  • 13 Nov 2023
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Nodal officer Jagdamba Singh announced on November 12, 2023, that following the inauguration of the industrial corridor in Shankargarh on the Yamuna in Prayagraj, there are plans to establish an additional industrial corridor in the Soraon region across the Ganga.

Key Points

  • A road map is being prepared for its establishment in the areas around the largest Ganga Expressway of Uttar Pradesh. After Shankargarh, this will be the second industrial corridor of the district to be built in Soraon area.
  • The government plans to develop this industrial corridor in the area around the expressway on behalf of UPEIDA in Prayagraj. Three villages adjacent to the Ganga Expressway have been identified for this. The three villages that have been identified for this include Malak Chaturi, Judapur Dandu and Bari Sarai Lal.
  • Industrial hubs will also be established in the most backward areas of Prayagraj. The state government has prepared a roadmap to develop Shankargarh, the most backward area across the Yamuna area of Prayagraj, as an industrial hub.
  • After starting the survey of this area, Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Authority has sent the proposal of selected land for industrial development in the area to the administration. After this the work of setting up industries will begin.
  • It is noteworthy that to develop an industrial hub in Shankargarh area, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited seeks to set up a solar power plant here, the process of which has started.
  • According to UPSIDA Regional Manager Ashish Nath, further work will start after the survey process of this area is completed. The government also has a proposal to establish an oil refinery in this area, which is to be established in Shankargarh block on 2000 acres of land.
  • It is noteworthy that due to lack of cultivable land and non-fertility of land in the rocky area of Shankargarh, most of the local people have to go to cities to earn their livelihood. Seeing the possibility of setting up industries in the area, the state government has decided to create an industrial hub here.
  • Prayagraj District Officer Navneet Singh Chahal said that due to the geographical location of the area and the presence of energy resources, Shankargarh is being seen as a suitable area for the development of the industrial sector. This will be the second industrial hub of the district after Naini. Industrial development here will create more than 10 thousand jobs. With this, local people who have migrated to cities will also return to their areas.
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