IT Park has been proposed to be built in Belagavi at a cost of Rs 774 crore. This will be discussed with the Union Defense Minister. IT MLA Abhay Patil said at a press conference that the construction of the park would provide employment to 1 lakh unemployed.
Earlier as well Patil has been following up with Defense minister Rajnath Singh in Bengaluru and pressed that the Defense land may be handed over to the state for setting up a high-tech IT and BT park in Belagavi.
The defense department is in the possession of Karnataka State Government-owned Land survey number 1304 to 1349 located in Belagavi, Karnataka as the land is owned by the Government of Karnataka and the land was leased for 100 years to the Defense Department in the year 1860 by then the ruling government, the lease expired in the year 1960. But the Defense Department has not released the possession of the said land even after the expiry of the lease.
This land is adjoining NH 4 near after Hindlaco (entrance near KLE hospital Opposite side)
The Defense Minister had responded positively and said the land will be handed over as soon as possible, but nothing in actuality has happened as of now.
It may be recalled that Abhay Patil had moved a private member’s Motion in the Karnataka State Assembly to Set up an IT park in the Karnataka State Government Owned Land Survey number 1304 to 1349, the motion was accepted by the State Government.