Lucknow, September 22: Yogi Adityanath's government has introduced measures to provide relief to small business owners in the state, who will no longer be required to run from department to department to acquire a No Objection Certificate to start their venture.

Under the state's new MSME (Establishment and Operations) Act of 2020, MSMEs will get NOCs from a single window, and electricity connection of up to 20 KW within three days of filing the application. Till now, MSMEs would need to get 80 types of NOCs from 29 departments.

The new law was notified on Sunday, and it seeks to ease the process of opening up businesses in the state. According to the state government, there are a total of 90 lakh MSME units, registered and unregistered, in UP. Under the new law, the small business owners will just be required to approach the district-level nodal agency (DLNA), which will be established under the Act and have several state officials including the district magistrate (DM).