Mysuru, February 24:- Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries Jagadish Shettar held a meeting regarding industrial development with public representatives and officials at Government Guest House at Nazarbad in the city on Sunday and listened to their problems and demands.
“Prominence will be given to industrial development in tier I and II cities. The Hubballi Investors’ Meet has been successful and we are planning to organise similar events in other parts of the state as well. A preliminary meeting will be held in Mysuru soon,” he said.
“Government will take care in tax collection from industries by Urban and Rural Development Departments. Industrial adalat will be held in Bengaluru and extended throughout the state. Action will be taken to extend the power of single window committee to sanction permission for industries, scientific method for industrial waste management, reserving land for MSMEs in present industrial areas, providing industrial land for SC/ST industrialists in the reservation,” he said.
President of Mysuru Industries Association, former MLA Vasu, explained to the minister about the problems faced by industries in the district and possible solutions. He explained to the minister about KIADB not providing distribution letter to industries even after finalising the land at Koorgalli industrial area, increasing the land price by 3 times, and not starting food park in Mysuru even though the district has two major food research institutions, CFTRI and DFRL.
Former president of Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FKCCI) Sudhakar S Shetty said that delay in providing loans to industries by banks and KSFC is causing a loss for industries and also urged the government to develop Mandakalli Airport soon and start industrial corridor in the state as well.
MLA and former minister GT Devegowda said that Rs 500 crore has been sanctioned for Unduvadi project and if KIDB sanctions Rs 25 crore, Mysuru city and industrial suburb will have a continuous water supply. He also requested a solution for water contamination at Ekalavya Nagar and road development in industrial areas. MLA L Nagendra requested the minister for parking facility at industrial area and repair drainage systems.
President of the chamber of commerce, Satish asked the minister to provide upcoming industrialists with site and loans and bus facilities for the employees in morning and evening. He also requested the minister to hold industrial adalat in time.
The minister assured of solving all the existing problems in time and said the investors meet will be held in April or May.
Chief executive officer of KIADB Basava Rajendra, executive director of Udyoga Mitra, Revanne Gowda HM and others were present. (MR/KS)