HSIDC Uganda envoy seeks technical Co-operation The Uganda High Commissioner to India Mr. Joseph Tomusange has sought technical co-operation from Haryana Government for setting up of industrial parks in Uganda on the pattern of Industrial Model Township (IMT), Manesar developed by HSIDC. Mr. Tomusange has been assured all help by the Corporation in exploring the possibilities of assisting the Ugandan Government in setting up of modern industrial estates on the lines of IMT Manesar and Bawal. The Ambassador had earlier visited HSIDC industrial estate at Kundli bordering Delhi in district Sonipat recently. During this visit, Mr. Tomusange addressed the local entrepreneurs at Kundli and invited them to set up their industrial projects in his country. He assured them of all assistance from the Uganda Government for the implementation of their projects. Rs.92 crore investment catalysed in one day A high level committee of officers, constituted by Haryana Government for allotment of Industrial plots finalised the allotment of 81 plots in various industrial parks viz. IMT Manesar, Rai and Barhi Industrial Estates developed by HSIDC in its meeting held at Panchkula in one day. The committee comprises of the Managing Directors of HSIDC and Haryana Financial Corporation and Director of Industries, Haryana. When implemented, these projects would catalyse an investment of Rs.92 crore besides generating employment opportunities and revenue to the state exchequer. HSIDC earns Rs.5 crore against augmentation charges etc. HSIDC has earned a revenue of around  

Rs.5 crore in the form of infrastructure augmentation charges, security and compounding fee and Malba fees from the industrial units operating from its various industrial estates. This revenue has been generated during the last one year after the powers of the Director, Town and Country Planning Department were delegated to the MD, HSIDC with regard to the industrial estates developed by the Corporation. In the last one year i.e. till January 2001, the Corporation has received infrastructure augmentation charges, Malba Fee and Security and Compounding fees to the tune of Rs.3.13 crore and Rs.1.84 crore respectively. The Managing Director of HSIDC was bestowed with the powers exercised by the DT&CP under the provisions of Punjab Scheduled Roads and Controlled Area Act 1963 in order to prevent haphazard growth along the scheduled roads and in the controlled area. The section 8 of this act confers powers upon the director to grant permission for planned development and section 12 authorises the director to prevent unauthorised construction. Earlier the deptt. of town and country planning Haryana was the nodal agency to oversee the implementation of the said Act. 

With a View to fostering speedy industrialisation in the state the Government of Assam had entrusted the responsibility of implementing the Export Promotion Park to AIDC. The foundation stone of the project was laid on December 26, 1996 and the project was completed and inaugurated on 03.02.2000. The Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) Amingaon is a highly sophisticated and environment friendly Industrial Park developed to provide infrastructural facilities of high standard for export oriented units. The basic objectives of EPIP are : 

  • To build and provide industrial infrastructural facilities in an integrated manner. 
  • To encourage growth of Export Oriented Industrial Units in the State. 
  • To sustain the involvement and interest of the State Govt. in building and maintaining such facilities. 
The important features of the EPIP are : 
  • The park will provide developed plots and industrial sheds with power, water, roads, sewerage and drainage, telecommunication and other requisite facilities. 
  • The park is located at Amingaon within Greater Guwahati and adjacent to Inland Container Depot. The Guwahati Airport is 15 kms away from the site. 
  • Allotment of plots will be made to non-polluting industries, only. 

The total area of the park is 68.10 acres with 168 plots and 6 industrial sheds of which three have been completed and allotted to industrial units. Another 26 developed plots have been allotted to entrepreneurs. Government of India has assured all help for promotion of Industries in the EPIP as well as in growth centres of the State. 

UPFC losses cut to Rs.11 crore 
Uttar Pradesh Financial Corporation (UPFC) has reduced its losses to Rs.11.06 crore from Rs.54.47 crore in the fiscal year 2000-01. UPFC Managing Director, Ms. Rita Menon said that the Institution had adopted more practical and customer friendly approach by starting a dialogue with the entrepreneurs for discussing their proposals at business meets and samadhan gosthis. This change in the attitude of the institution has resulted in a significant increase in the quality sanctions to an extent of Rs.113.73 crore and helped the organisation to reduce its NPAs to Rs.644.56 crore in 2000-01 from Rs.713.77 crore in the last year. Despite the current economic slow down and decline in the industrial investments, UPFC was able to sanction Rs.114.58 crore to 346 units, which include agro-based, textiles, paper, rubber, chemical, cement, iron and steel and non-ferrous and metal industries. Similarly, in the service sector too UPFC has financed tourism and health projects. 

Orissa Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation has developed an infocity with world class infrastructure for attracting entrepreneurs in the field of IT and electronics. IDCO has also constructed the Museum of Tribal Arts and Artifacts at a cost of Rs.187 lakhs. In addition, IDCO has been awarded projects both by government and private agencies due to its speedier implementation, adherence to the targeted period for completion of project and good quality of the work. Some of the projects being carried out by IDCO are : 

  • Kolab Water Works at a cost of Rs.280 lakhs for supplying water to Power House, Kolab Power Project and Township. 
  • Utkal University Works at a cost of Rs.150 lakhs for constructing of Multi Gym, Gate Complex, Commerce Block and Phase-II quarters for the University employees. 
  • North Orissa University Building Work at a cost of Rs.160 lakhs for construction of Administrative Block and Library building at Baripada. 
  • College of Engineering & Technology at a cost of Rs.76 lakhs for the new faculties' building of the College of Engineering and Technology. The new campus of CET had earlier been erected by IDCO at Ghatikia for Rs.834 lakhs. 
  • IID Centres for promoting infrastructure for small and tiny village enterprises in rural and backward areas at Khurda compassing an area of 150 acres 
  • 22 High Schools and 70 cyclone shelters at a cost of Rs.10 lakhs and Rs.35 lakhs (approx) respectively have been assigned to IDCO by OSDMA to be executed in the cyclone effected districts. 
  • IDCO is constructing +2 Science Colleges at a cost of Rs.180 lakhs at Tiringi, Kutra and Raygod. The Higher Education Department have also entered into an agreement with IDCO for construction of +2 Colleges, Hostels and Staff quarters for an estimated cost of Rs.249 lakhs in Malkanagiri and Kalimela. 
  • IDCO is expanding the 28 acre Auto Nagar by acquiring 30 more acres of land to provide integrated infrastructure to automobile related industrial units. 
  • The construction of School-Cum-Cyclone Shelter buildings and dispensaries entrusted to IDCO by the Indian Red Cross Society in the Cyclone affected districts of Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Puri have been completed. 
  • The construction work of 70 High School-cum-Cyclone shelters assigned to IDCO at an estimated cost of Rs.742 lakhs by Orissa State Disaster Mitigation Authority (OSDMA) in the Super Cyclone affected Districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Ganjam, Keonjhar, Khurda, Mayurbhanj and Puri is now heading towards completion. 20 such buildings have already been handed over. 

IDCO Completes Electoral Roll in 30 days The computerization of Electoral Roll entrusted to IDCO in respect of 43 Assembly Constituencies was complete within a record time of 30 days as a result of which the Electoral Roll could be published in time. The services of IDCO is again going to be utilised by the Government for Phase-II Voters' Photo Identity Card Programme likely to start from May-June 2001. IDCO has been preparing computerised Electoral Roll and Voters' Photo Identity Card for Orissa and Uttar Pradesh since 1994.