Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
In its attempt to catch up with the rest of the states in the country, the Uttar Pradesh government has finally laid the foundation stone for an integrated industrial township at Greater Noida under the DMIC project, entailing a staggering investment worth Rs 33,000 crore. The township will boost manufacturing activity in the region as the World Bank has lauded DMIC as one of the biggest infrastructure development projects in the world and also the most innovative ever conceived elsewhere globally, said commerce minister Anand Sharma, He also praised the state government for speeding up action on the DMIC project and once ready, it will increase the share of the manufacturing sector in the country’s GDP from the present 16% to 25% and with the completion of DMIC in 2017, the abundant agricultural and industrial produce from UP will reach the port in 14 hours instead of 14 days.

According to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, the project will be developed on around 740 acres of land in Greater Noida, which is already in GNIDA's possession and that the state will be the main beneficiary of the industrial corridor strategy as it is the meeting point of both the eastern and western freight corridors. The entire agriculture produce of UP can be linked to cold chains and put on the western corridor at Dadri. The overall impact of both the corridors and the new industrial cities being developed along the DMIC have the potential to create over 30 lakh jobs in UP. In this connection, a state support and stake holding agreement was also signed between the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) and the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC).