Mumbai: Relaxing certain norms to facilitate the ‘ease of doing business’, the state has allowed the industries, developers to go for self-declaration about not being in “funnel zone” and “CRZ”. It has also introduced randomized risk based inspection and self certification for labor and environment clearances, discontinued industrial location policy for Mumbai Metropolitan Region, increased FSI for agriculture and no development zone and online payment of all taxes.
Intending to attract more investment in Maharashtra, the state government brought in some reforms in the industries sector for ease of doing business. “The state has shown an increase in compliance to about 92 per cent, helping it secure a rank in the top ten states in 2016. The state is constantly working towards implementing reforms to ensure better performance this year. Maharashtra is one of the few states where the single window mechanism is supported by a truly effective online portal called MAITRI,” an official from the industries department said.