Master plan of industrial parks to be available online ahead of Business Summit: WBSIDC
Kolkata: West Bengal Small Industries Development Corporation (WBSIDC) has decided to make a master plan of all its industrial parks available online through GIS mapping, ahead of the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS). The step has been taken to help investors in the Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (MSME) sector easily identify a plot as per their need in an industrial park.
It may be mentioned that the Mamata Banerjee government has taken several steps in ensuring ease of doing business in Bengal. The online availability of the master plan will allow an investor to get a clear conception of the entire premises of the industrial parks without visiting the place.
By going through the master plan they can easily identify the total number of plots as well as the vacant ones.
The exact geographical location of a plot along with its exact measurement and roads around it will be available in the master plan.
At present one can see the location of the industrial parks in a GIS map when one logs in to www.ice.indiagis.org/ice/home.jsp and it shows the nearest railway stations, airport and information on other facilities including sub-stations, power supply and water supply.
But with the step taken by WBSIDC, with completion of the project to add the component of making the master plan available online, the prospective investors can go for a virtual tour of the industrial estates to finalise which particular plot will suit the unit they would like to set up. They would also get to know what type of industries exist in which industrial parks at present and accordingly they can choose a plot to set up their unit.
According to a senior official the process of uploading the master plan has already started and it is expected to be completed by December. It has to be in place before BGBS, which is going to be held on January 16 and 17 in 2018.
At present there are 40 industrial parks and estates under WBSIDC including three upcoming ones at Khasjungle in West Midnapore, Dabgram in Jalpaiguri and Malda Silk Park on 697 acres of land. A major part of the vacant land is in the new ones at Ambari Falakata, Rejinagar and the three upcoming industrial parks.