KASSIA shares list of expectations & demands to political parties ahead of Karnataka Elections
Bengaluru, Apr 21 (KNN) The Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA) has made it clear that their vote will go to the parties which explicitly include their demands or issues of MSEs.
With political parties launching their election campaigns, K.N. Narasimha Murthy, President, KASSIA said, “The plight of the micro and small scale industries in Karnataka is pathetic and even bare survival has become a major challenge.”
One of its expectations include development of plug & play Industrial Estates at District/Taluk-level with all required infrastructure such as broad roads to ensure smooth passage of large goods vehicles, street-lights, water supply, uninterrupted power, sewage treatment plant (STP), solid waste management (SWD), better traffic management, etc.
It has also suggested for a comprehensive scheme to revive Sick MSEs which constitute nearly 20 per cent of the total industries.
He pointed out that there are no government established estates of the KSSIDC/KIADB which cater to only around 9 per cent of the requirement of industrial plots/sheds.
There are multiple problems on various fronts such as basic infrastructure required by industry even in KSSIDC/KIADB industrial estates, such as for example sewage treatment plants, said the press release.
“You can therefore imagine how much worse the state of infrastructure is in the private estates,” he pointed out.
“There is raw material shortage or if there is supply, it is not adequate or is available at high price,” said the President.
Introduce of an exclusive Policy and Budget for MSMEs so that it gets the attention it deserves is also one of the demands.
KASSIA has appealed to all the 6.5 lakh MSMEs in Karnataka along with their family members to vote only for those candidates and parties who meet our expectations and demands. (KNN Bureau)