Jamshedpur, June 11: In order to deal with the land crunch, Adityapur Industrial Area Development Authority (AIADA) has acquired land on the Tata Kandra Road near Dumini and soon the land will be available for purchase.
Officials of AIADA, said that the soon has been taken in view of the demand of the industrialists keen to invest.�A senior official went on to add that existing land can be transferred to any buyer only by depositing 15�percent of the current valuation of the land to the government.
Land will be identified for allotting a parking area for the heavy vehicle which is parked on the main road and the service lanes because there is no designated area for their parking. He agreed that this is safety hazard for the people working in the industrial area and that an area will be earmarked for their parking so that accidents can be avoided.
�We need more land to pave way for setting up more units. Land crunch in the industrial belt is a major concern and we have decided to focus on the crisis and hunt for land at Seraikela and East Singhbhum,� he noted. He informed that Sini and Bahragora have possibilities of fresh land for industries.
Meanwhile, a functionary of the Adityapur Small Industries Association (ASIA) said that there are over 1200 industrial units, including medium-scale units exist in Adityapur and Gamharia under the AIADA. He said that several entrepreneurs are forced to look beyond Jharkhand due to lack of availability of plot.
Steps should be taken to increase availability of land to the industrialists. �This will be a great achievement and will prove boon towards development of State of Jharkhand especially Kolhan.
�After the formation of a stable Government we have been asked to focus on industrial development. Moreover, the result has also boosted the moral of the industrialists and traders. We will work to ensure that the investors are given all the facilities hassle-free and under one roof so that they can move ahead with their projects,� noted an official of AIADA.
Sources informed that the AIADA, which has 2,923 acre under its jurisdiction, is now looking forward to for its expansion, around 2,076 acres comprising six villages falls in nearby Gamharia, while another 226 acres is located a little further away at Seraikela, another piece of around 621 acres of land is at Bahragora adjacent to East Singhbhum.
It may be noted that the sprawling Adityapur Industrial Area houses 1200 units- including 11 large-scale, 64 small scale and 166 tiny industries.
A few important industries that have global presence are Usha Martin Group, RSB Group, Tata Steel Growth Shop (TGS) etc., too situated in this industrial belt, situated in Seraikela-Kharsawan. There are 20 industries, which export its products to the USA, Australia and other European countries.