Give priority to local people: Desai tells industrialists

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jan 2019 10:49:56


Business Bureau,


Industrialists should give first priority to the local people while giving employment. This is the policy of the State Government. It has to be strictly followed by industrialists in Maharashtra. Those who will not follow, they would be deprived from industrial incentives. This was stated by Subhash Desai, Maharashtra Minister for Industries.

Desai was speaking at the inauguration of the MSME Conclave. Ajay Thakur, Head of the MSME Department-Share Market, Ashok Dharmadhikari, Joint Director Industries, Nagpur was seated on the dais. In order to create industrialisation in the State, Desai said, Industries Department has started 23 projects wherein waste water is being treated. For the implementation of these projects, entrepreneurs and expert institutions will be given responsibility. “It is responsibility of everybody to keep land, air and water free from pollution in industrial estates and maintain cleanliness. Industrialists should always come forward for this purpose,” he said .

In Butibori, the present capacity of Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) is 5 MLD which would be enhanced to 10 MLD in coming days. For setting up of CETP in Hingna Industrial Estate, an approval of Rs 15 crore has been sanctioned. “We need 25 per cent contribution from industrialists,” Desai said. Skill development centres would be set up in so that industries in Maharashtra would get talented expert people. The skill development centres would have modern teaching facility. “We need support from industrialists for this project,” the Minister said.

Prominently present on the occasion were Nitin Lonkar, President of Butibori Manufacturers Association (BMA), Nishchay Shelke, President of DICCI-Western Region, Capt C M Randhir, President of MIDC Industries Association (MIA), Atul Pande, President of Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA), Rahul Dixit, Chairman of CII, Vidarbha Council, Devendra Parekh, President of VED. The MSME Conclave was organised by Loksatta and Saraswat Bank.

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