BENGALURU: The State government is making efforts to transfer patches of government land found in the midst of industrial areas in the city to the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) so that industrial progress can take place unhindered, said K Ratna Prabha, Additional Chief Secretary, Commerce and Industries Department.
Speaking to newspersons on the sidelines of the Annual Water Conference 2015, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry on Wednesday, Prabha said the land should have been transferred to KIADB earlier. “Some industries are stuck due to it. It will now be taken care of as the Revenue Department will send the details to the Cabinet. A cabinet note will be prepared to transfer government land to KIADB,” she said.
Earlier, speaking on the conference theme ‘Smart Water Management for Cities’, she called for launching a nationwide water conservation campaign on the lines of the Family Planning campaign, the Anti-Smoking campaign and the Pulse Polio programme.
Chairman of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Anjum Parvez, stressed on the need to use every drop of water multiple times. Of the 1,400 Million Litres Per Day (MLD) supplied to the city every day, only around 10 per cent gets reused and almost 80 per cent flows as waste water.
“Even if about 50 per cent of it is reused, the city will get 500MLD additional water,” he said.
Gaurav Gupta, Commissioner for Industrial Development, launched the website of Karnataka State Water Network, www.kswn.in.