Delegation of Chamber of Small Industry Associations (COSIA), met & interacted with Dr. P. Anbalagan, Chief Executive Officer, MIDC & discussed with him various issues & problems faced by MIDC plot holders & industrial units in MIDC areas. Mr.Mayank Shukla, Chairman, Vidarbha chapter & CA Julfesh Shah, Core Committee Member submitted a memorandum listing various issues like Steep Rise In Maintenance Charges of MIDC plots with effect from November 2019.
The effective rise works out as high as 3 to 5 times their earlier charges. The sudden such rise in this present Economic Meltdown/Recession period will be the last nail in the coffins of ailing industries.
Also, conditions like Minimum 40% BCC Requirement For New allottees. The industrial requirement of constructions varies from type of industries. In the case of Industries engaged in heavy fabrication work, they need open space to carry out their manufacturing activity in open area. There are industries that need open space for storing their heavy and bulky raw material / finished goods in open space for the convenience of material handling & this condition will be difficult to comply with by this nature of industries.
The memorandum also highlighted various issues relating to the allotment of Plots for Expansion. It has been observed that the existing industries who have established since years together and need to expand their activity with a need of small piece of land in their area of activities have been either denied or their application is Kept On Holder primarily rejected or they are asked to move to another area, whereas allotments to new proposals with huge land requirement has been entertained in the same area.
This is totally unjustified and against the basic objective of the MIDC establishment. The MIDC areas in Hingna, Butibori, Kalmeshwar and other parts of Vidarbha are deprived of regular garbage disposal and cleanliness although industries regularly pay MIDC maintenance charges and Gram Panchayat taxes also. Both the authorities transfer the responsibility on each others’ shoulders for the last many years. MIDC areas in this region have an age-old Soak Pit System that needs to be replaced by the drainage pipe system to avoid inhuman human scavenging. Hingna and Butibori Industrial Area have along pending demand of ESIS Hospital in their respective areas. But so far the demand is not fulfilled.
COSIA also demanded basic amenities in Kalmeshwar Industrial areas like state transport bus facility for employees engaged in Kalmeshwar Industries Area, Police Station, Parking Zone, CCTV Camera at prominent places and regular 24×7 water supply. The provision of these basic facilities is of prime importance in this area.
Long pending demand of bye-pass Road on Central MIDC Road connecting Wadi & Hingna MIDC area was discussed with the authorities in the meeting Wadi and Hingna Industrial commuters at present use the main Ambazari-Hingna road to enter into their respective areas.
This road has heavy traffic movement because of schools, colleges & hospitals in existence all throughout its route and in future Metro Rail passing on this route will further aggravate the traffic problem on this route. To overcome this serious problem there is a by-pass road on Central MIDC road which connects Hingna & wadi industrial area, only a small patch admeasuring 3000 sq.mtrs (120×25 meters) of this road is at present in possession of Ordinance Factory, Ambazari.
Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in the MIDC Hingna area, is a part of infrastructure development that MIDC does in the newly developed industrial area, Hingna MIDC area which is one of the oldest and prime industrial area of the State, has come into existence about 50 years back. Over a period CETP has become a basic need for any industrial area. Hence the creation of CETP is the need of an hour and must be provided on a top priority basis.
On the occasion industrialist Chander Khosla, Sunil Jejani, representative of various Industrial Associations from Vidarbha were present in large numbers.