Maharashtra: MIDC projects on course

The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation  has received the go ahead from the state government to continue with the process of land acquisition for various projects even though most works approved by the previous Maha Vikas Aghadi government have been stayed by chief minister Eknath Shinde.

MIDC officials said deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis recently reviewed the progress of land acquisition. “The MIDC is continuing with the process of land acquisition and there are no hurdles to it,” said officials, adding that 77,000 acres of land will be acquired for previously announced projects. The maximum land acquisition of up to 26,000 acres will be from the Konkan region, followed by 18,500 acres each from Pune, Ahmednagar and Vidarbha regions, and 14,000 acres from the Marathwada region, said officials.

“The process of land acquisition is at various stages. For the Mangaon IT City in Delhi-Mumbai indust rial corridor, 85% of land has been procured and talks are on with the Centre for its share of funds,” said an official. “Around 14,000 acres will be required for Mangaon IT City. The process of acquisition of 4,500 acres for a pharma city in Raigad district is in progress, so is the process of land acquisition for a bulk drug park in Raigad,” he said.

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