• search

Dombivili, Murbad MIDCs in sorry state

Written by: Staff

Thane, Nov 21 (UNI) Only 43 per cent of the industrial units in the Dombivili MIDC are engaged in production activities.

This was revealed during a meeting with Maharashtra Industries Minister Ashok Chavan here yesterday.

Of the total 347.88 hectares of land in the industrial area, only 267.85 hectares are being used as Industrial Zone.

Of the total 1582 industrial units allotted, only 680 were engaged in production and eleven are still under construction. The industrial area started way back in 1964, is still lacking infrastructure, the minister was told.

Following the complaints, Mr Chavan directed the MIDC officials to provide the requisite infrastructure to the industries within thirty days of their application.

He informed that under the Mega City Project, a sum of Rs 32 crore had been invested. In industrial investment, the state ranks number one which needs to be maintained, the Minister stressed.

Mr Chavan also urged the industries to provide employment to the locals and set up bases in rural areas.

The situation in the Murbad MIDC is no better as over 80 per cent of the units there are closed. This was highlighted by Labour Minister Ganesh Naik at a function at Murbad last Sunday.

Mr Naik said he had called a meeting with industrialists with a view to better the situation but the response to the meeting was lukewarm.

Mr Naik said he would apprise Governor S M Krishna on the the issue.


For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more