Adequate support of state government is crucial "for providing necessary infrastructure including land, roads and utilities (power and water connections) for development of low-cost no-frills airports," said the 'Civil Aviation- Developing Remote and Regional Connectivity' knowledge report published by ASSOCHAM and YES Bank.
The report, which outlines the roadmap for transforming Indian skies through a comprehensive development policy over the next 20 years, said government should provide fiscal incentives including exemption of stamp duty, property tax and electricity duty in a 10 year period.
Meanwhile a top Civil Aviation Ministry official said the government is working under the comprehensive civil aviation policy which includes all aspects from ground handling to maintenance focusing on regional and remote area air connectivity.
"Talks and discussions are going on with all the stakeholders and soon an effective policy will be in place...," Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Anil Srivastava at the ASSOCHAM seventh international conference on Indian Civil Aviation here.
He also said that Civil Aviation Ministry requires supporting hand for the overall growth of the aviation sector like flying schools.
The Indian Civil Aviation sector has been at the forefront of economic and regulatory transformation over the last decade.
"Expected investment of USD 12.1 billion during 2012-17 in the aviation sector will improve remote and regional connectivity with industrial hubs through establishment of no-frill airports, thereby transforming the nation's structural landscape and significantly contributing towards realising the vision of 'Make in India'," said D S Rawat, Secretary General ASSOCHAM.
At the programme, Ligare was given the award for being the most versatile company in aviation, SafeExpress, the best air cargo logistics, 'Boeing' the best global aviation company, Indigo, the best Airline (national) and British Airways, the best Airline(International) and Frankfin, the best air-hostess training institute.

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