Saturday, 13 July 2013

CEO Kant's visit likely to accelerate DMIC project - Source LT

DMICDC to provide Rs. 3000 crore; MIDC to allot land 
With Dighi's exclusion, concentration is on A'bad now Kant's reaction after visit to city
Fascinating visit to Aurangabad! City is full of enterprise, dynamism and vibrancy. It will be key driver of DMICDC in Maharashtra. DMICDC to provide Rs. 3000 crore; MIDC to allot land 
With Dighi's exclusion, concentration is on A'bad 

Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) chief executive officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant recently visited the city and expressed satisfaction over the progress of the ambitious project. He visited Shendra and Bidkin areas and obtained information about the status of the land acquisition process being implemented. The union and the state governments are taking strenuous efforts to kick off the project in 2013.
Kant's visit is expected to spur the development works under the DMIC. The local industry was enthused that Kant had formed very positive opinion about Aurangabad and described the city as important component of the Maharashtra part of the DMIC (See box for Kant's reaction). 
Importantly, Dighi port, Mumbai has been excluded from the DMIC project so now onwards entire concentration will be on Aurangabad. The chief executive officer of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (DMIC), Bhushan Gagrani said, "Kant was satisfied with the land acquisition work and fairly impressed with the sites opted for various projects in the first phase. DMICDC will provide Rs 3000 crores for the DMIC for providing infrastructure while MIDC will provide land. MIDC will get money from the corporation for the projects already being implemented and which will be the part of the DMIC. Under these projects, Kant has okayed the water supply project." 
We are studying provisions: CMIA 
Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) president, Milind Kank said, DMIC project has received the budgetary sanction and hence it will be implemented with urgency. The CEO during his visit did not have any interaction with the representatives of the industries. We are trying to study and understand the provisions in the DMIC project. 
Reservation for SSIs in DMIC 
Marathwada Association of Small Scale Industries and Agriculture (MASSIA) president Sunil Bhosale stated that the MASSIA had a meeting with the principal secretary of the state industry ministry and have demanded that the small scale industries should have 30 per cent reservation in the project. DMIC will definitely facilitate the industrial growth of the city, he said.

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