VIJAYAWADA: Even as the government is giving approvals and the necessary clearances for promoting industries, the delay in allocation of lands is coming as a hurdle to commence the works on time, particularly in the case of small and medium scale industries in the State. Industry sector observes that issuing licences on time alone will not help the industrial growth in the State.
Though most of the investors coming forward for setting up industries have the required money to purchase private lands on their own to kick-start the works, they are waiting to get lands from the government to avoid legal complications in the future. In case of purchasing private lands, industrialists are fearing legal complications and disputes.
“We appreciate the government over clearing all the approvals related to industries on time. But, at the same time, there will be no use with passing the approvals if the process of handing over lands is delayed,’’ ASSOCHAM AP Development Council co-chairman Potluri Bhaskara Rao observed.
Rao said that the case of Mallavalli park in Krishna district is an example for the scenario. Though the investors got the required clearances for setting up industries in the said location about a year ago, no works were taken up so far due to the delay in handing over the lands. He opined that the government should fix a time frame for handing over the lands to the industrialists.Echoing the argument of Rao, officials in the Industries Department said that there was delay on part of the APIIC in giving lands to industries.