MIDC looking for land for proposed IT Park near Nashik

December 10, 2022
MIDC looking for land for proposed IT Park near Nashik

NASHIK: The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation’s (MIDC) proposed information technology (IT) Park is likely to come up on around 100 acre land on the outskirts of the city, informed an MIDC official on Friday.

The official, while talking to TOI, said the proposed IT Park will be around 10-km away from Nashik city and the process of identifying the land is underway. “We have already identified around 500 acre land at Rajur Bahula for setting up an industrial estate. There are also two locations near Nashik city where we are planning to set up new industrial estates,” the official said.

“Apart from these three locations, the MIDC is also looking for more locations where the IT Park can be set up. We will soon the land parcel for the IT Park,” the official added.

Earlier, during a meeting with the industrialists from Nashik city, state industries minister Uday Samant had declared that an IT Park would soon be set up in Nashik. He had also promised the office-bearers of the industrial associations to boost the growth of the IT sector in the region.

Currently, there are over 250 small and medium software companies in Nashik, but the city is still waiting for a big IT project. Rishikesh Wakadkar, president of Nashik Information Technology Association (NITA), said it is a positive development that will boost the growth of the IT sector.

“But the IT Park should be near the city. Most of the IT workforce are currently working from home. There are many people from Nashik who are working in major IT companies in Pune, Mumbai and other cities. Most of them are currently working from Nashik. Hence, the IT companies may open their satellite offices in Nashik if we offer them spaces at concessional rates,” Wakadkar said.

Nikhil Panchal, president of Ambad Industries & Manufacturers’ Association (NIMA), said the major objective is to attract new investment in Nashik.

“After meeting Samant on Sunday, we again met him on Wednesday in Mumbai. During the meeting, he told us that he will send a BPO company to set up its base in Nashik. Moreover, he has also promised to provide every help in bringing new IT projects to Nashik,” Panchal said.

Manish Rawal, chairperson (aviation committee) of AIMA, said the industries are the backbone of Nashik as over 3.5 lakh people are working in over 6,000 industrial units across the district. “We also want large IT units in Nashik. The proposed IT Park will definitely attract good projects and boost the growth of the IT sector in Nashik,” he said.

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