SMEs seek township status for Peenya & other industrial areas


Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (Kassia) on Monday urged chief minister BS Yediyurappa to arrange industrial township authorities (ITA) to handle industrial areas.

The trade physique sought formation of ITAs in Peenya (Bengaluru), Mysuru, Mangaluru, Hubballi and Belagavi. The affiliation mentioned the proposals had been pending with the federal government for a very long time.

Kassia mentioned the industrial estates developed by KIADB and KSSIDC are in a pathetic form, and the federal government might contemplate establishing an authority underneath the trade minister’s chairmanship to supervise their infrastructure wants.

In Karnataka, Electronic City and Bidadi industrial space are being managed by impartial township authorities with a point of autonomy and suppleness.

The proposal to arrange Peenya industrial township authority had been pending earlier than the federal government for twenty years now, Kassia president KB Arasappa mentioned.

The Kassia representatives additionally instructed the chief minister at a pre-budget interplay on Monday to arrange new industrial estates by public-private partnership (PPP) route. The earlier industrial coverage had proposed this, nevertheless it by no means took off the trade representatives mentioned.

They wished townships in smaller 10-acre plots in order that it might accommodate small gamers.

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