CM to kick-start works on clusters in Mysuru soon

Addl chief secy inspects proposed sites at TANDIA near Nanjangud

The proposed clusters to encourage women entrepreneurs, Scheduled Castes and Tribes and pharma industries at Tandavapura Industrial Area (TANDIA), in Nanjangud taluk in the district, has got a boost with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah expected to lay foundation for development works soon.

According to K Ratna Prabha, Additional Chief Secretary for industries, who inspected the sites identified for the aforementioned projects on Thursday, said, women’s cluster is intended to be developed on 50 acres of land, while 60 acres is required for SC and ST cluster. For pharma park and cluster a vast area of 200 acres is needed.

The Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) will develop the clusters and park under the Centre’s cluster development plan. The revenue lands are expected to be handed over to the KIADB soon to launch the works.

A total of 30 clusters will be developed in the State, including that of Mysuru, as announced recently by Industries Minister R V Deshpande.

The officer also directed special land acquisition officer, KIADB, M R Rajesh and Joint Director for Industries Ramakrishne Gowda to ensure job for the children of the farmers, whose lands are acquired and provide them required training to develop skills.

The officer was happy over the pace of works to facilitate the Asian Paints unit at the industrial area.

Manoranjan and Amal Kamat from Asian Paints, women entrepreneurs Rukmini Chandran, Lalitha Ramannanavar, Kalpana Surendra, Asha Manjunath, Gayathri Keshavan, Padmini, Nalini and Bharathi from Women in Small Enterprises (WISE), general secretary, Mysore District Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Suresh Kumar Jain, and KIADB chief development officer T R Swamy were present.

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