NASHIK: The Maharashtra government is eyeing Rs 5 lakh crore industrial investment across the state in the next five years as part of its ‘Make in Maharashtra’ initiative that is likely to generate around 20 lakh jobs, industry minister Subhash Desai said on Friday.
He was in the city to to inaugurate an industrial complex developed by the Nashik Industrial Co-operative Industrial Estate at the Satpur industrial estate of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC).
Desai said, “Maharashtra has been number one in terms of industrial development in the country. We are working on a mission ‘Make in Maharashtra’ on the lines of that of ‘Make in India’ lauched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We are eyeing Rs 5 lakh-crore industrial investment and 20 lakh new jobs across the state in the next five years. Around 16 industries from Germany, Belgium and other countries have already agreed to make fresh investment in the state, while 10 other foreign companies are willing to set up industries.”
Interacting with the office-bearers of industrial associations, Desai said, “We will soon conduct a mega event to attract more large industries to the state. We are also working on simplifying the process to set up the industries in the state. At present, around 76 permissions and licences are required to set up industries, which we are reducing to 25 in a month or two in the first phase and further below in the second phase.”
Desai added, “We are focusing on sector-wise development while setting up new industries like IT, wine, textile, food and pharma parks. This will help the state provide all required facilities to the sectors concerned for growth.”
New industrial estates in three places in district
The state government is planning to develop new industrial estates in Dindori, Malegaon and Yeola in the district to provide land to the new industries.
“The small industries get developed when any large or mother industry is set up. Considering the non-availability of land for the new industries, we are planning to develop the new industrial areas at Dindori, Malegaon and Yeola. We are in the process of acquiring land and will make efforts that at least one mother unit comes up there,” state industry minister Subhash Desai said.