Desur IT park land could be alloted to non IT
The KSSIDC and its foresight gave Belgaum an IT(Information Technology) park way back in 2008-09. It was an ambitious project to begin with on 41 Acres 19 guntas land at Desur on Belgaum – Panaji Road (about 500 Mtrs. off NH).
The 42 odd acres of land that has been used for this park has now all the basic amenities required like roads, water etc. The road leading to the park been also made. Till date there have been no takers for this and this entire 42 acres is lying un utilized.
Since only a few applications were received from the IT fraternity, the KSSIDC is now planning to give away part of the land to NON IT industries.
The IT companies under the banner of IT BELGAUM will submit a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Belgaum Chamber of Commerce & Industries, The District Industrial Council (DIC) and also to the MD of KSSIDC urging them not to allot any land for Non IT companies.
“The IT park could be a boon for Belgaum if it was properly planned and executed, but the as there is no IT infrastructure set up as of now not many companies would be really interested in setting up shop there”, says Sandeep Hegde of DotCord IT solutions. The land has been reserved for IT and should be used for IT only is the demand of the local IT companies.
R K Patil, CEO Vayavya Labs says, “ We have waited for so long now and why cant we wait for some more time and the KSSIDC should project the Park in other cities and tell the world about the advantages of setting up shop here.” he further said, “As of today there is no other infrastructure other than roads, where as for IT we need communication/Connectivity as the major infrastructure. After opening our office if we dont get connectivity we would be useless.
After years of pursuance and efforts was now seen that few IT companies had shown interest in setting up shop at Belgaum which could have made a nascent start. However it looks govt now is bent on nipping the IT in bud!
“Slip between the cup and lip.”
Yes that seems to be the case at least with the IT- park of Belgaum. Another case to show how Govt. Projects envisaged get hijacked for a cause that benefits few vested interests that rule the masses.