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Taxation & Legalities

Policies & Incentives

Biotech Policy, 2004

The biotech policy aims to a develop knowledge based economy and to assure benefits of biotechnology to all sections and promote entrepreneurship in biotechnology related industries.

By creating awareness the biotech policy attempts to attract biotechnology-based industrial investment and to develop and conserve bio-resource for sustainable commercial use.

The key initiatives and incentives are:

  • Single-window facility and constitution of Biotechnology Development Board.
  • Relaxation of taxes on biotechnology-based products
  • Relaxation on land for establishment of biotechnological units.
  • Relaxation on entry tax, zonal regulations, and captive generation.
  • Uninterrupted power supply.
  • Regulation in stamp duty and registration fee.
  • Relaxation on mega-projects.
  • Simplified labour law.
  • Provision of cluster development fund/venture capital.
  • Financing and access to capital.
  • Encouragement for commercialization of R&D findings.
  • Establishment of biotech parks.
  • Privatisation in infrastructure development.

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Information Technology Policy, 2004

This policy aims to use IT as a vehicle for economic development and to create a high-tech society, with a high quality life Uttar Pradesh. The strategy of the policy is to achieve economic growth through development of nationally and globally competitive industry by facilitation and providing confidence, dedication, purpose and fertile ground in which investments would flourish.

Key focus areas:

  • To ensure access to electricity to all households, in next five years; power demand to be fully met by 2014.
  • To overcome energy and peaking shortages and ensure availability of adequate spinning reserve.
  • To supply reliable and quality power, of specified standards, in an efficient manner and at reasonable rates. Per capita availability of electricity to be increased to over 1,000 units, by 2017.
  • Financial turnaround and commercial viability of electricity sector, thereby, reducing the financing burden on the state over a period of time while recognizing the fact that during the initial transition period, state support would be a key determinant for the success of entire exercise.
  • To increase the availability of power by encouraging augmentation of environment-friendly generating capacity; sourcing competitive and reliable bulk power from sources both, within and outside the state; encouraging developers to enter into memorandum of understanding (MoU) for generation and supply of power to the state.
  • To optimize the generation of existing plants by putting up additional units, through renovation and modernization or by changing configuration of machines in case of plants under commissioning or by allowing alternative fuel for seasonal generating units, particularly, those based on bagasse or biomass.
  • To augment the transmission and distribution capacity and refurbish the existing capacity to improve efficiency, reliability and quality of supply and, reduce losses.
  • To encourage efficient usage of electricity and facilitate energy conservation measures including demand side management.
  • To aim at building up a sophisticated and skilled trading entity to utilize the significant opportunities offered by the Electricity Act, 2003.
  • To encourage private sector participation in all areas viz. generation, transmission, distribution, trading, renovation and modernisation.
  • To strive towards expeditious electrification and supply of electricity to all villages and households in the state.
  • To support the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) with policy and other administrative measures to ensure a rationalized tariff framework with efficient distribution of subsidies.

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Film Industry policy, 2009

The policy was initiated to encourage capital investments in order to improve the economic status of the people and provide alternative avenues of employment. The policy promotes the creation of required infrastructure in the private and joint sectors.

Key incentives:

  • Relaxation for setting up multiplexes.
  • Film production and cinema halls to be accorded industry status.
  • Relaxation in entertainment tax and trade tax for production and development of films.
  • State-level film development council constituted for long term development of film industry.
  • 'Film Nidhi' created for financing various schemes for development of film related infrastructural facilities.
  • Ultra-modern film city to be set up, with the help of private sector.
  • Bhartendu Natya Academy to be developed as State Film and Television Institute.
  • State film festivals to be organised every year.
  • Annual film awards instituted for mainstream, regional, television and documentary films.
  • Incentive package for renovating and upgrading of halls.
  • Equipment to be made available on lease.
  • Subsidy for film processing in state labs situated in U.P.
  • Land at residential rates for cinema hall construction.

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Doing Business in Uttar Pradesh

List of approvals and clearances required

Departments to be consulted

Prior to setting up the unit

Registration Industries Department
Allotment of land/shed Industrial Development Authority
Permission for land use District authorities
No objection certificate (NOC) under the Water and Air Act Pollution Control Board
Approval for construction activity and building plan Development authority
NOC Fire department
Provisional trade tax registrations Central and state excise departments
Registration under Central Sales Tax (CST) Act Central and state excise departments

Before commencement of production

NOC under the Water and Air Act Pollution Control Board
NOC Fire department
Permanent trade tax registration under UP Trade Tax Act, 1948 Central and state excise departments
Registration under CST Act Central and state excise departments

After commencement of production/activity

Registration Industries Department

Cost of doing business in Uttar Pradesh

Cost parameter

Cost estimate

Industrial land (per sq m) US$ 2,000 to US$ 2,575*
US$ 3 to US$ 25^
Office space rent
(per sq m per month)
US$ 1 to US$ 1.5
Power (per kWh) Commercial:US4.5centstoUS9.8cents
Industrial:US7.5centstoUS9.8cents
Labour (per day) Unskilled: US$ 2.17 to US$ 2.81
Semi-skilled: US$ 2.28 to US$ 3.21
Skilled: US$ 2.39 to US$ 3.56

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