Nashik is a developing city and needs adequate resources to fulfill its infrastructural and other requirements. Today, the need of the hour is the availability of land in the city for expansion and diversification of industries/units.
A plea to the state government has been sent by the industry bodies to speed up the process of land acquisition in the district. There is an urgent need of land acquisition to set up new ventures or widen opportunities for the existing ones. The MIDC has two industrial estates in Nashik – one each at Satpur and Ambad, both of which are fully occupied with around 3,500 micro, small, medium and large industrial units.
A delegation which was led by Suresh Mali, President of the Ambad Industries & Manufacturer’s Association (AIMA) and Dhananjay Bele, an office-bearer of AIMA and former president of the Nashik Industries & Manufacturers’ Association (NIMA) urged the state government to take corrective actions.
Dhanajay Bele said, “There are many industries, which want to expand their facilities and set up new units, but non-availability of land is proving to be a major hurdle. How will the industry develop if it cannot find the land on which to set up its plants?”
To the statement made by Bele, Apurva Chandra, principal secretary (industry) of the state government gave assurance that he would hold a high-level meeting with the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), the revenue department and the district collectorate.
It was stated in the memorandum that, “Around 7,000 hectares of land has been reserved for the industry in the district. However, no land acquisition has taken place for the past many years. Non-availability of the land is badly affecting the industrial development of the district. Hence, there is an urgent need of speeding up the land acquisition process.”
The city has a lot of potential and does not want to lose due to lack of resources. We hope that quick decisions are taken to avoid interrupted work.