AIADA to hunt for fresh land at Bahragora and Sini


    Jamshedpur : In view of the land crunch in the States largest industry hub, Adityapur Industrial Area, the Adityapur Industrial Area Development Authority (AIADA), has started hunt for fresh lands in the nearby areas.

    According to information about 70 odd projects are hanging fire in the absence of adequate land for the projects to take off on the ground. AIADA managing director Jugal Kishore Choubey said they are scouting for land at Sini in Seraikela-Kharsawan district and also at Bahragora in the East Singhbhum district. He pointed out the AIADA is seriously searching for fresh area for providing land to the entrepreneurs.

    “ 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, Adityapur Small Industries Association’s president SN Thakur 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.

    Another industrialist said that AIADA is the principle body overseeing the land acquisition exercise but it has failed to deliver as far as acquiring land for the industries is concerned. The industrialists are pinning hopes that with the appointment of new director their demands will be realised.

    “Land is the crucial aspect of any expansion plan and if the government doesn’t pay attention on time than hardly there is any reason for the entrepreneurs to stay for long,” added an official.

    For long the industrialists have been seeking cooperation from the state government in addressing their grievances particularly on specific issues of land, electricity water and road.

    “The work order is pouring in after several months of lull owing to economic slowdown and now at the height of the work pressure we are running to AIADA (Adityapur industrial area development authority) every now and then for early breakthrough in our expansion plans,” said Arjun Agarwal, an entrepreneur who deals in manufacturing nuts and bolts of the truck’s wheel.

    Meanwhile, when approached AIADA, official informed that securing land from the owners that too, for industrial purpose is not easy in the state however industrialists are free to negotiate with the land owners for the purpose though AIADA itself is thoroughly engaged in this exercise.


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