Taking into consideration the ever-widening role of Udyog Mitra and increased complexity of tasks it has to undertake, the State Government constituted the Udyog Mitra Committee in March, 1984 under the Chairmanship of Development Commissioner (Industries) with Chief Executives of the industrial development organisations as its members. This Committee once in a two months examines the problems of individual unit and also general issues relating to industries and tries to find out solutions for them. The Committee also visits to the divisional district headquarters and enters into a dialogue with the local Industries Associations. Individual entrepreneurs are also invited to present their problems to the Committee and as far as possible solutions are provided on the spot. The results of such close interaction have been found rewarding and fruitful for providing vial policy inputs to the Govt. and for overall industrial growth of Maharashtra.
On the analogy of the State level Udyog Mitra Committee, Government has also constituted in May1984. Zilla Udyog Mitra (ZUM) for each district. This is a Co-ordinating mechanism to strengthen the District Industries Centers in effectively performing their role of promoting small unit in the districts and for extending meaningful help to entrepreneurs in time-bound manner. The Committee is composed of the Collector of the district as the Chairman and officials from Zilla parishad. Lcad Bank, State Level Corporations, State Electricity Board, Assistant director of Town planning, Assistant Labour of Commissioner and District Industries Center. The main functions of ZUM are to prescribe time limits for various clearances and sanctions such as N.A.Permission, sanction of Power llotment of land, NOC from local/Municipal / Town Planning Authorities registration under Factories Act/Boiler Act. disbursement of finance, incentives etc.
It offers general guidance to entrepreneurs seeking to set up industries, in respect of various rules and regulations, policy matters, approvals and clearances which have to be necessarily compiled with at several stages during the implantation progress of a project. It provides assistance for submission of formal requests to different organizations and in following up such requests for appropriate sanctions. Udyog Mitra consists of officers drawn from each of the following organizations, whose main function is to liaise, on behalf of the entrepreneurs with the respective organization to improve coordination among them, so as to speed up the process of decision making in respect of grant of various facilities covered under their jurisdiction.
Allotment of a plot / shed
Clearance for commencement of construction
Execution of lease deed
Other matters connected with infra-structural assistance.
Allotment of electric power
Assistance in getting Letter of Intent / Industrial Licence, Location clearance for setting up an industrial unit, Clearance from different Government Departments, Implementation Of Package Scheme Of Incentives, Mega Projects, Industrial Policies & their implementation & thrust Sector/Area in industrial development, Industries Infrastructure Development Scheme / R & D Scheme, Issues related to Industrial Development in Vidharbha / Marathwada.
Co-ordination with KVIB, Agro-based Industries / Food Processing Industries. Export Promotion, BTAL/MLRC Act, Bio Technology, MSME Act, Cluster/NNCP/IIUS/TCID/Growth Center/Apparel park for Export Scheme/SITP/Manufacturing Investment Regions (MIRs) Industrial Park/Textile Park, ASIDE, Information
Apart from these organisations, Maharashtra Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Ltd. (MSSIDC), Labour Commissioner's Office and the Directorate of Technical Education are also consulted from time to time in matters concerning their areas of operation and subject.