Nasik: To discuss various issues of industries pertaining to Satpur and Ambad estates of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), the District Industries Centre (DIC) has called a separate meeting with the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) on December 18.
During recent meeting of Zilla Udyog Mitra, it had been decided to hold a separate meeting with the NMC to settle immediately the issues of the industries pertaining to the municipal corporation.
Balwant Joshi, Joint Director (Industries), Nashik division, said, “The separate meeting of industrialist will be held with the municipal commissioner Praveen Gedam. He has agreed to discuss industry related issues and settle them during a meeting Various issues of industries pertaining to municipal corporation are pending. We hope these issues will be settled during the meeting.”
Associations like Nashik Industries & Manufacturers’ Association (NIMA), Ambad Industries & Manufacturers’ Association (AIMA) and the Nashik District Industries and Exporters Association (NDIEA) have been demanding the construction of drainage lines in Satpur and Ambad industrial estates which are located in the limit of the municipal corporation, an issue pending for the past four years.
Apart from this, many other issues like road repairs, maintenance of street lights, increasing numbers of garbage collection vans, construction of public toilets are to be discussed in the meeting. and bus stops, widening of various squares, creating cycle tracks in both Satpur and Ambad industrial areas of MIDC, are to be discussed during a meeting.
Vivek Patil, President of AIMA, said, “We have been demanding construction of drainage lines for the past four-five years, but neither MIDD nor NMC has taken up the issue. We pay taxes to NMC, but in turn, it does not provide even basic facilities like maintenance of streetlights and roads. We have several time urged NMC to make separate provision of funds in its budget for Satpur and Ambad MIDC areas, but in vain.” He added, “We hope the next meeting with NMC would be fruitful and our long-pending issues would be settled by the municipal commissioner Praveen Gedam.”
There are around 3,500 micro, small, medium and large units in Satpur and Ambad MIDC areas in Nashik, which is located in the jurisdiction of the NMC.