BIADA moots changes in land allotment rules

PATNA: The Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) is mulling over the Bihar Industries Association (BIA) proposal to allow the allottees of non-productive industrial plots to develop multi-storey industrial complexes in association with others for micro and small units.

Once the concept takes shape, the BIADA will amend the existing rules to facilitate the use of such plots for generating employment as well as entrepreneurship in the state.

BIADA executive director Bhogendra Lal confirmed that the BIA proposal was under the BIADA consideration. He said the concept is old for other states but new to Bihar.

There are several non-productive industrial plots which had been allotted by the government to develop industrial units in specific areas of Bihar. Most of them either became sick due to obsolete technology or remained unused.

The BIA president, K P S Keshri, submitted the proposal for discussion at the BIADA’s project clearance committee meeting on April 24.

Keshri said the proposed multi-storeyed buildings can be constructed either by the allottees, whose industrial plots had become unproductive, or by any agency in agreement with the stake holder.

According to sources, the BIADA is considering amendments to the rules for the better use of allotted industrial plots keeping in view the scarcity of land for setting up new industries. It is also considering amendment to the land allotment rules in order to provide plots to entrepreneurs in thrust areas, as per Bihar Industrial Incentive Policy 2011. Projects approved by State Industrial Promotion Board (SIPB) would get preference in land allotment.

It may be mentioned that an industrial complex is being developed on 2.75 acres of land in Fatuha industrial area by Mumbai-based Aparna Industrial Promotion Council, a group floated by the Mumbai chapter of Bihar Foundation. It will accommodate 1,000 micro industrial units of skilled artisans of Bihar, who were working in different industries in and around Mumbai and became entrepreneurs by pooling money for setting up small industries at Fatuha.

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