Published On : Thu, Aug 1st, 2013

MIDC celebrates 51st Birthday with 2627 industrial units running, 276 ‘dead,’ 290 asked to return land

However, apart from industrial units, there are residential lands. But a black and white picture also exists. The MIDC is flooded with complaints of misuse of lands allotted only for the setting up of industrial units. Now, a very dubious fact has been exposed that the closed down units have been indulging in illegal activities on the land of the industry. Till today, 276 industrial units have downed their shutters. Many of the running industries have been crawling, but not kicking. The MIDC authorities, after watching the poor picture, have slapped the return-land notices to 290 industrial units. This move of MIDC will curb the misuse of the lands by the closed units, or on the verge ones.

File Photo of Chakan Midc Pune

Nagpur News: The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) is celebrating 51st Birthday today. But with few clappings. Mixed feelings of success and disappointment. In simple words: Still crawling even at 51.

Even after Maharashtra Government provides several facilities, there is no full stop to process of locking up of many industrial units. A total of 11 MIDC Zones are located in Nagpur District. However, 2627 units are in running condition, and 276 have gone “dead.” Hingna MIDC boasts of maximum industrial units and the second is Butibori. Hingna also has a tag of disappointment as 154 units have gone defunct. In Butibori, 52 units are not witnessing the sunrise.

The Maharashtra Government, in a visionary decision to push Maharashtra ahead on the development front, constituted the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation on August 1, 1962, as the first step towards development of all. The forming of MIDC was aimed at developing the backward Vidarbha, and, setting up of maximum industries in the region. Accordingly, 11 MIDC Zones were given the shape of development in the Nagpur District. Hingna MIDC is biggest of all. Butibori follows with the second number. A total of 1295 big and small industrial units has been functioning in Hingna MIDC and 1094 in Butibori. Both, Hingna and Butibori are like feathers in Nagpur District’s Orange hat, and increases the grace of Nagpur.

However, apart from industrial units, there are residential lands. But a black and white picture also exists. The MIDC is flooded with complaints of misuse of lands allotted only for the setting up of industrial units. Now, a very dubious fact has been exposed that the closed down units have been indulging in illegal activities on the land of the industry. Till today, 276 industrial units have downed their shutters. Many of the running industries have been crawling, but not kicking. The MIDC authorities, after watching the poor picture, have slapped the return-land notices to 290 industrial units. This move of MIDC will curb the misuse of the lands by the closed units, or on the verge ones.

The MIDC authorities, previously used to hand over Building Completion Certificate (BCC) even though the construction was completed only in 10 per cent. However, the Government notice some illegal activities after issuing BCC on 10 per cent. The Government then attached 20 per cent tag. The 20 per cent construction within five years was made mandatory. Butibori MIDC draws the most demands for setting up of an industrial unit.. A staggering 771 industrialists have been standing in the queue for their shares in the Butibori MIDC. The waiting list at Bhiwapur and Narkhed stands at 22 and 1 respectively. The waiting lists at othee Zones of MIDC have been exhausted.

ADDITIONAL 16 HECTARES FOR BUTIBORI: A special attention has been focused on more and more expansion of MIDC in the Nagpur District. An additional construction for one more MIDC in the name of Butibori is going on. The land acquisition in the 80 per cent proportion has been completed and efforts for 20 per cent  are being made for the purpose.

INDUSTRIAL TOWNSHIP: Rajeev Parle, Additional Chief Engineer of MIDC Nagpur Zone, said “The Government is planning Industrial Township (Audyogik Vasahat) at Kuhi and Umred Zones. The State Government, with the help of Central Government assistance, would construct ambitious National Investment and Manufacturing Zone over 6000 hectares of land. The area will consist, apart from industrial units, residential complexes, business establishments, schools, colleges, hospitals, and markets. A proposal to acquire 6000 hectares of land has been forwarded to State Government. The waitlisted industrialists at Butibori MIDC would be provided plots of lands at Butubori itself.”