46 projects get State clearance

Investment potential of Rs 1,000 crore; job opportunities for 15,000

The committee under the chairmanship of Large and Medium Industries Minister Murgesh Nirani also cleared 18 sponge iron projects with an investment potential of Rs 592 crore, at its meeting on Saturday.

Under Karnataka Udyoga Mitra scheme projects with investments between Rs three crore and Rs 50 crore is cleared by SLSWCC which acts as a ‘single contact point’ for investors who are looking for setting up businesses in the State.

Murgesh Nirani told reporters in Bangalore on Monday that projects cleared include those in the IT, aerospace, energy, iron and steel sector besides chemicals and food industries.

Aerospace projects

In all, five aerospace projects have been cleared. These include the proposal by G L Polyurethane Processing Company at Aerospace Industrial Area in Devanahalli for manufacture of precision machined components, sheet metal, skin panels (Project cost Rs 30 crore) and Priyaraj Electronics for manufacture of aerospace components at Gollahalli in Bangalore North at a cost of Rs 45 crore.

The major IT park projects cleared include one on 9.04 acre plot at Gollahalli by United Micro Electronics Solutions and one by DRK Enterprises near IT park industrial area in Devanahalli (Rs 27 cr).

Other major projects include setting up of a biomass power plant with capacity of 7.5 MW at Kuppelur hobli in Ranebennur at Haveri (Rs 46 crore); sinter plant by VSL Steel at Hiriyur taluk, Chitradurga (Rs 46.2 crore); Cold storage, model warehouse and industrial infrastructure e-facility by A S Distributors at Nelamangala in Bangalore rural; 7.5 MW wind power plant at Doddanavar Brothers at Chikkodi taluk, Belgaum (Rs 48 crore).
Bangalore Eco Park Ltd has come forward to set up an effluent treatment plant at Dobbaspet at a cost of Rs 4.9 crore, Murgesh Nirani  Nirani said.

The highest number of projects will be coming up in Bangalore Rural (14) followed by Bangalore Urban (9) and Tumkur (5).

More in the offing

The minister said the State High Level Clearance Committee under the chairmanship of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa will meet on June 12 to consider and clear projects with an investment of Rs 50 crore and above.

Projects with an investment potential of more than Rs 12,000 crore are likely to be cleared including 450 MW thermal power plants by Delta and Katuri at Bagalkot and Bijapur respectively, he said.

Sector-wise approval of projects

Sector                              projects Investment*  Employment
Aerospace                          5            135.98       1591
Agro Processing                   1     3.3                  34
Chemicals                            2          23.65              455
Energy                                  4           153.32         350
Engineering                          1           8.2                       400
ETP                                     1           4.9                         63
Food                                       3       57.91                    200
Hospital                                  1        36.66                      350
Hotel                                      2          52                            270
Iron and Steel                          5        91.19                      535
IT park                                        8        113.9                      6060
Logistics                                   3         137.7                          2790
Others                                7          108.83                          1382
Pharmaceutical                       1          14                            300
R&D                                       2          58.5                            380
Total                                        46      1000.04             15160                  
(ETP: Effluent Treatment Plant) * Rs Crore

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