CAMIT delegation led by Dipen Agrawal felicitating MLA Vikas Thakre on being appointed as trustee of Nagpur Improvement Trust
A delegation of Chamber of Association of Maharashtra Industry and Trade (CAMIT) led by President Dipen Agrawal met MLA Vikas Thakre and felicitated him on being appointed as the trustee of Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT). The delegation also shared problems faced by the business community in Nagpur due to Nagpur Metro Region Development Authority (NMRDA).
Agrawal, informed Thakre with the hardship faced by the MSME units established in vicinity of Nagpur due to illogical and irrational direction of NMRDA to close and restore the land to its use prior to alleged unauthorised development.
During the meeting, Pramod Agrawal said that initially 5 km area around NMC limit was declared as metropolitan region, which was then increased to 10 km and finally to 25 km. NIT after being entrusted with the role of Special Planning Authority for Nagpur Metro Region, passed resolution for preparing Draft Development Plan (2012-2032) in 2012 and published the plan in 2015. The State Government approved and notified the final DCR in January 2018. Agrawal asked Thakre that, when authorities took eight years to finalise and notify the DCR, then how can the authorities expect MSME units to comply during 2010 to 2017 with the provisions DCR notified in 2018.
Ashok Ahuja said that according to sample survey conducted by trade associations, about 13% units are established before 1999, about 46% units between 2000 to 2012, about 26% units between 2013 to 2015, and about 15% units between 2016 to 2018. Ahuja further said it can be noted that majority of units – 59% – were established before 2012 (NIT resolution) and 85% of them were established before the first publication of 2015-Draft Development Plan (2012-2032). Hence, it is unjust on part of NMRDA officers to expect these units to maintain the margins prescribed in DCR (2012-32).
Dilip Thakaral said that it is well acknowledged and accepted procedure to obtain non-agriculture (NA) order from concerned Tehsildar and sanction for building plan from Secretary of concerned Gram Panchayat. The units in good faith have taken these permissions from them and further submitted to other Government agencies such as Sales Tax, Central Excise, Factory Inspector, Explosive Department, District Industry Centre, Pollution Control Board, Banks and Financial Institutions. These agencies have accepted both the clearance as relevant and necessary documents for further clearance/registration and acted upon. NMRDA officers refusal to accept these documents as valid permission is unjust on their part, he added.
Natwar Patel said that in addition to NMRDA issue, the unilateral steep hike in rent by municipal corporations across the state is haunting the trading community. He also pointed out that NMC has stalled all private development under Smart City Project without offering any valid reasons and requested that State Government should intervene and resolve both the matters in amicable manner.
Girish Liladia said that backwardness of Vidarbha region is well acknowledged. He said that the region is behind other parts of the state on industrialization front. The action of NMRDA in and around a major centre of this region will further deepen its backwardness. If timely intervention is not done to protect the MSMEs from extinction in this part of the state, then their migration to neighbouring states like Chhattisgarh or Madhya Pradesh is inevitable.
Dipen Agrawal concluded by saying that clarification/amendment in 2018 DCR for NMRDA regarding Gaothan Boundary? and No Amenity Space for Land up to 5 Acer? is proposed to be discussed in near future, wherein the issue of retrospective effect of DCR 2012-2032 be discussed and suitable guidelines be issued to NMRDA officers. He requested that till such time coercive action against MSME units in NMRDA region be stayed.
Thakre patiently heard the delegation and said he will take up the matter with Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Nana Padole ? Speaker and UDD Minister and Eknath Shinde on priority basis. He also assured that he shall leave no stone unturned to get justice for business community.
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
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He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”