Centre grants Rs 20 crore for Nashik’s IT park project

February 16, 2022
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NASHIK: Nashik mayor Satish Kulkarni said the Centre has approved Rs 20 crore for setting up a common facility centre (CFC) for the IT park proposed in Nashik. The CFC will provide all the infrastructure facilities required for the IT industries at one location.

Kulkarni told reporters that on March 1, the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) is organising a conference on the IT sector, which will be chaired by Union minister of micro, small and medium enterprises Narayan Rane. During the conference, the NMC would sign MoUs with some of the participating IT firms.

NMC had recently invited expression of interest to develop IT Park within the municipal corporation limits in joint venture, where the citizens have land with a minimum area of 50 acres or more.

Mayor said that they received very good response and some land-owners have given their written consent to provide total 335 acres on lease for a period of 33 years. The module to develop the IT Park will be decided shortly.

Kulkarni further said that the Union ministry has already approved Rs 20 crore to set up a CFC at the proposed IT Park. Moreover, we have also made additional funds of Rs 100 crore from the centre for the purpose.

The proposed IT park project is the brainchild of city mayor Satish Kulkarni, who had called a special general body meeting of NMC on the issue in November last year, to take approval to the proposal.

“We are expecting around 100 IT units to attend the conference that is to be held in Nashik city on March 1. Nashik Municipal Corporation will sign MoUs with the IT companies to set up their base here in Nashik. Moreover, union minister will also appeal to the IT companies to set up their satellite units here in IT Park with a set up of 300 to 500 employees,” Kulkarni said.

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