Delhi is considered to be one of the most preferred investment hotspots in the country. It is endowed with efficient infrastructural facilities; high standard of civic amenities; as well as well-composed and spacious streets, with beautifully lined avenues of trees. It has a rich cultural heritage and many places of tourist interest like historical monuments, museums, art galleries, gardens, markets,etc. The capital city of Delhi is the largest commercial centre in northern India. It is well-connected to other cities like Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad. As a result, it has lots of investment opportunities for the investors the world over. Also, due to well-educated and skilled human resource, it is a preferable place to the global information technology (IT) companies.
The Government of Delhi, recognizing the enormous potential of IT and IT enabled services, has embarked upon an ambitious journey to spread its benefit all over the city. This includes several measures, like setting up of the first Information Technology Park of Delhi at Shastri Park with the most modern state-of-art infrastructure. The Government has also framed an IT policy with the aim of creating a conducive environment for investment in the sector and consequent growth of IT Industry and IT Infrastructure. The policy is governed by 6 E's, namely, Electronic Governance; Equality; Education; Employment; Entrepreneurship and Economy.
Small Scale Industry
Delhi is the largest centre for small industries and the small scale sector has played an important role in the industrial development of the city. These industries manufacture a wide variety of items like television, tape recorders, light engineering machines, automobile parts, sports goods, bicycles, footwears, textiles, fertilizers, medicines, hosiery, leather goods, software, etc. In order to assist, finance and promote the interest of these industries, the Delhi Government has set up Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation.
The Union Territory of Delhi is a fusion of ancient and modern culture. It has a large number of beautiful places in the form of forts, monuments, palaces, gardens, museums, bazaars, etc. constructed by different rulers during its long history. These include Lal Quila (Red Fort); Jama Masjid; Qutub Minar, India Gate; Laxmi Narain Mandir (Birla Mandir); Humayun's Tomb; Lotus Temple, Dilli Haat, etc. The 'Garden of five Senses' in the south district of Delhi attracts a lot of tourists visiting the city. The seven principal cities of Delhi namely, Quila Rai Pithora; Mehrauli; Siri; Tughlakabad; Firozabad; Shergarh and Shahjehabanad, highlight the evolution of architectural styles as well as the synthesis of various cultures.
In order to promote tourism, the Government has set up a Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation Limited. The corporation conducts city sight-seeing and excursion tours. It has also introduced adventure tourism activities, such as para-sailing, rock-climbing and boating, etc.