Delay in proper devpt of IT Park denying jobs to youth

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Sep 2017 11:03:30


By Piyush Shrivastava,

DELAY in fulfilling promises made for proper development of Information Technology Park and Electronic Manufacturing Cluster, Jabalpur like inception of Single Window System to facilitate investors coming for this venture, installation of separate telecom lines for IT Park, power management and supply etc causing delay in bringing out its benefits in terms of employment generation.

The department is focusing on inquiry and follow-up surveys being carried out in the region by different IT and electronic manufacturing companies from different states. According to Madhya Pradesh Electronic Manufacturing Corporation, the nodal agency for IT Park and Electronic Manufacturing Cluster in Jabalpur in IT sector besides BPOs allied works like KPOs and LPOs of different companies are seeing space for investment.

After GST, ‘One Tax One Nation’ regime for service providers as well as for manufacturers the distance for deliverance of products and services will be a major issue and cost.
Cost of logistic travelling will cause major difference in cost of products and services. Jabalpur being located centrally is being considered as the most potential place for IT hub and logistic hub. Being situated geographically in the centre of the country, Jabalpur has equal distance in all directions of the country.

Location wise Jabalpur based IT park is being ranked as perfect point for investment as well as for electronic manufacturing too. As for transportation of raw material, technological assistance will remain at equal distances. Around three years ago, ASSOCHAM had acknowledged Jabalpur as the best destination. In this report, ASSOCHAM has recommended need for proper connectivity on air, rail and road.

For air connectivity, development of airport with its expansion for better connectivity is being carried out on war footing. Besides this, development of Madan Mahal Station as world class station has been already declared in previous budget, development of Kachpura Railway Yard as station making conditions favourable for industrial investment. Project Head (Infrastructure Development), Jabalpur IT Park and Electronic Manufacturing Cluster, Pradeep Kumar Dixit said surveys are being carried out by different companies from different states targeting possibilities and feasibility of their projects from Jabalpur.

Development works in projects are being carried out as per plan. Besides, talks are also in progress with different companies who have shown interest for investment in property in Jabalpur. Around 70 per cent of the property available in Jabalpur IT Park has been primarily allotted after submission of their payments. Now, companies have to take their project for registry of land and development of space as per their need.