NEW DELHI : Despite a Supreme Court order Delhi government is going slow on the sealing of industries in non-conforming areas. The industries department has inspected only 20,588 units so far. Power and water connections have been cut for 2,742 and 488 units have been sealed.
The information was given by industry minister Mangat Ram Singhal on Monday in the assembly session. There are no clear estimates of how many industries are existing at present. In 1981, there were 46,000 industrial units that have mushroomed to 1,29,363 according to the Economic Census of 1998. Between B and E category there are an estimated 25,000 industrial units.