Bhubaneswar, Feb 27: As many as 26 industrial houses are yet to utilise the allotted land, Minister for Industries Dibya Shankar Mishra told the Assembly on Saturday.
Answering the question of Keonjhar legislator Mohan Charan Majhi,Mishra said that government is laying much emphasis on establishing new start-ups in all the viable districts. Quick approval of projects is being accorded by the single window mechanism to ease land acquisition and other problems.
As per the government sources,75 industrial houses had applied for land acquisition for industrial establishments, out of which as many as 26 private sectors have not yet utilized the land allotted by Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd(IDCO).
The proposed Konark Ispat Ltd in Jharsuguda has left its 113.940 acres of acquired land unutilised. Similarly Deo Mines & Minerals(P) Ltd. that had proposed to set up an industry at Thalberna under Sundargarh district kept its 142.120 acres of land unused.
Aditya Alumina that started venture at Kansariguda in Korput has not yet started any work after acquisition of 433.720 acres of land.
Similarly three private companies in Cuttack have not yet used about 1800 acres of land formally acquired by them. They are Sahara India Power Corporation Ltd, Tata Power Ltd. and Visa Power.
Significantly, maximum number of ventures in Angul have not utilised the lands allotted to them.
Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd, a major power and steel industry has stopped its project half way leaving almost 217 acres of acquired land due to de-allocation of coal blocks in its favour.
Similarly, another major industrial house has not utilised 639 acres of private and forest category land acquired for its sponge iron factory at Jhintipal under Chhendipada block.
Apart from this, Utkal Coal Ltd.(UCL) has failed to utilise about 965 acres of land around Raijharan and Chhendipada coal corridor.
Besides,two industries from mineral- rich Jajpur have not yet started any work on the acquired land as on the agreement, said Mishra.