The National Capital Territory of Delhi has emerged as one of the biggest centers of Small Scale Industries in the Country. This Sector has a proven vast potential to play a leading role in the overall development of the national economy. It has recorded rapid growth in production, exports, and employment.The Government of the Delhi has evolved over the years the role of a facilitator in the development of the industries in the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. The mission is to promote, encourage and develop environment-friendly small scale industries in Delhi. Keeping in view the National Capital Region concept in mind, no hazardous and heavy and large industries are being permitted in Delhi and the medium and large scale units are being encouraged to relocate in the National Capital Region, in terms of various Court orders passed from time to time.
The Department of Industries (O/o the Commissioner of Industry Udyog Sadan, 419 FIE, Patparganj Delhi, 110092 ) is nodal agency to plan, promote and develop industries in Delhi. Since Delhi is the National Capital and a Metropolis, the thrust is on encouraging modern Hi-tech, sophisticated export-oriented small scale industries in Delhi as well as those industries which do not stretch its meager resources such as land, water and electricity. The small scale sector is a free sector. No prior registration is required to set up any small scale unit. However, the setting up of a small scale unit is subject to location restrictions since these can only be set up in conforming areas. House-hold industries can be set up even in residential areas provided they conform to set norms.