Subhash Desai promises to resolve problems of industries

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jul 2018 14:19:44



Business Bureau

RECENTLY, Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra had announced to make the State a $1 trillion economy by 2025 for which a lot of changes are being introduced in the industrial policy to attract investments and boost economic development. “In order to meet this target, the State Government is gearing up and taking proactive measures to draw maximum investments towards Maharashtra,” said Atul Pande, President of VIA while talking at a programme to felicitate Subhash Desai, Minister of Industries and Mining, at VIA hall on Wednesday.

Currently, of the total investments in the country, about 42 per cent would be invested in Maharashtra. Most importantly, the new industrial policy would be announced within a short time. “But what would be the amount of investments coming towards Vidarbha is a concern. Even with such big ticket announcements, Vidarbha is not getting its fair share of investments which needs to be looked at with special attention at the highest level,” he said. He lauded the State Government for the commendable work done by appointing Anup Kumar, Divisional Commissioner to head the Joint Action Committee (JAC) to make necessary changes to benefit industries and conduct research in more than 15 sectors of Vidarbha’s economy including plastic, mining, etc.

Subhash Desai said that the issue of sharing cost and setting up of the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) for solid and wastewater management in Hingna MIDC would be taken up at the next board meeting. Appropriate changes wherever necessary would be introduced. Industrial associations would also have to cooperate and bear some portion of cost to implement the CETP. Already, a CEPT had been successfully started at Aurangabad.
“The teething problem of Fire NOC can be revolved with meaningful interactions and dialogue. The issue of setting up of allotting space for solar power plant will require a feasibility study and understanding the cost component. Also, the laying of fibre optic cable network will require cost recovery study,” he added.

Sanjay Sethi, MIDC CEO said that the State Government had successfully resolved some issues of the past like allotting 12 plots for industrial expansion at Hingna MIDC. Some units, which had completed more than 20 to 25 years, required land for expansion purpose. Looking at the importance, plots were allotted on a priority basis. Also, additional land was allotted to Amravati Textile Park from 500 hectares to 1,124 hectares. The project was being showcased as the first successful model of its kind in the State.

On the occasion, Subhas Desai was felicitated by Atul Pande, President of VIA, Capt C M Randir, President of MIA, Nitin Lonkar, President of BMA, Nishchay Shelke, President of DICCI Western India, Shrikant Dhondarikar, President, Nagpur Vibag of Laghu Udyog Bharati and Liaquat Ali, President of Kalmeshwar Industries MIDC Association. The presidents handed over a memorandum to Subhas Desai, Minister for Industries of Maharashtra.

Prashant Mohota, former Vice-President of VIA, C G Shegoankar, Secretary of MIA, Prafull Doshi, IPP of VIA, Rohit Bajaj, former Vice-President of VIA, Anil Parakh and O S Bagdida; Jt Secretary of VIA, Panaj Bakshi; CA Milind Kanade, Secretary of BMA, Pradeep Khandelwal, former President of BMA, CA Nishtha Khandelwal as well as Government officials and others in large numbers were present at the programme. Dr Suhas Buddhe, Secretary of VIA conducted the programme. Suresh Rathi, Vice President of Vidarbha Industries Association proposed the vote of thanks.