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COSIA demands plots for existing MSMEs units to expand

image COSIA demands plots for existing MSMEs units to expand

Nagpur, Feb 27 (KNN) Chamber of Small Industry Associations (COSIA), Vidarbha Chapter has demanded allotment of plots for expansion to existing Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) units in Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) areas on priority basis.

Reportedly, in a memorandum submitted to Ashok Dharmadhikari, Joint Director of Industries, Nagpur stated that the existing industries which have established, since last so many years need to expand their activity for which a small piece of land is required in the area.

''The said demand has been denied or their application is kept on hold, whereas allotments to new proposals with huge land requirement has been entertained in the same area which is totally unjustified and against the basic objective of MIDC establishment,'' read the memorandum.

COSIA urged the authorities to consider the new cases, on the basis of type of industries rather than compelling, all the occupiers to abide by the said clause as the industrial requirement of construction varies from type and nature of industries.

''Industries engaged in heavy fabrication work need open space to carry out their manufacturing activity in open area,'' COSIA said.

Citing that there are industries that need open space for storing their heavy and bulky raw material /finished goods in open space for convenience, COSIA said it should be decided on case to case basis.

The Memorandum further highlighted the issue of garbage disposal in MIDC area like Hingna, Butibori, Kalmeshwar and other parts of Vidarbha are deprived of regular garbage disposal and cleanliness although industries regularly pay MIDC maintenance charges and Gram Panchayat taxes also.

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