Lucknow, August 20: Uttar Pradesh is bringing an Act to ease the conditions for setting up Medium And Small Enterprises (MSME) units in Uttar Pradesh. According to a Times of India report, under this Act, an investor will be given 1,000 days to get necessary clearances after the first go-ahead. The new UP MSME (Establishment and Operations) Act of 2020, was cleared by the cabinet recently.

How does it work?

A person will have to make an application through a Declaration of Intent to a district-level nodal agency, which will have to issue an acknowledgement within 72 hours of receiving the application. On the basis of this acknowledgement, one will be able to establish their unit. At present, if a person wants to set up an MSME unit in UP, they need to get clearances from 29 different departments.

Units Not Covered in this Act:

However, there are certain restrictions as there are certain units that will not be covered by the Act. From products, gutka, pan masala etc, alcohol, to plastic bags of 40 microns or less or as banned by the government from time to time, Also, any other item identified by UP Pollution Control Board as a red category is also not covered under this Act.