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Bengaluru: Karnataka eyes farmlands to set up industries - CM Kumaraswamy


Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS): To be a premier investment destination, the Karnataka government began identifying farmlands in rural areas to set up industrial units, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Thursday.

"To make Karnataka a premier investment destination, our government has begun the process of identifying large acres of farmlands in rural areas to set up industrial units," Kumaraswamy said at a trade event here.

Unveiling the Indian machine tool manufacturers expo (Imtex) at the Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre, the Chief Minister said his government would soon set up an integrated facility for machine tool industry to create an ecosystem and make it competitive.

"As a joint initiative of the state and central governments, the Tumakuru Machine Tool Park will be set up in about 500 acres of land at Vasantha Narasapura industrial area in the district," Kumaraswamy told the gathering.

Tumakuru is about 70 km northwest of Bengaluru.

For ease of doing business, the government has initiated a host of new programmes and events like Imtex and Tooltex to hasten industry-led growth.

"Our state's technology engagement has attracted investments from the across the country and abroad, making Karnataka a favourite for investing in disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, 3D Printing and Robatics," said Kumaraswamy.

As a pioneer in industrial development, Karnataka has been following a new industrial policy since 2014 for enabling the manufacturing sector grow at 12 per cent and attract Rs 5 lakh crore investments and create 15-lakh jobs.

"Karnataka has recently been ranked by the central government as one among the country's top three states for highest employment generation," said Kumaraswamy.

The eight-month-old Janata Dal-Secular-Congress coalition government has also identified nine districts across the state to set up industrial clusters for fostering innovation and product diversification.

"We have identified Ballari, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Chitradurga, Hassan, Kalaburgi, Kolar, Koppal and Mysuru for the clusters. We intend to expand our state network to tap the huge talent available in tier-2 and tier-3 cities," said Kumaraswamy.

Industries Minister K J George, Revenue Minister R.V. Despande, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Vice President Vikram Kirloskar and leading industrialist Jamshyd N. Goderej were present on the occasion.

Leading Indian and overseas machine tool makers are showcasing their technologies and products at the 5-day expo-cum-summit.

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  • flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Thu, Jan 24 2019

    Agri based industires are the key for our growth . Our farmers will benefit a lot ..
    Agri clusters are needed so that we process and export all our produce .
    We should setup mega clusters in Hassan , davangere , belgaum and raichur . Each cluster should be 10,000 ACRES parks minimum with large storage capacity as well farmer education centers

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jan 24 2019

    Ambani, Adani & Ramdev have set up large industries on farmlands bought at a Pittance ...

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jan 24 2019

    Dont hide behind Ambani and Ramdev, what did the RG trust do? 62 acre of land purchased in public auction for 1.5 lakhs....just imagine how other bidders might have been shown the gun, filmy style.

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 24 2019

    Abra ka Dabra.. delhi lands under Vadra..
    So when it comes to lands.. I request congress supporters should not speak much!

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jan 24 2019

    Lol, just see all chor supporters are hiding now after Amethi farmer's issue....wake up slaves

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  • SP Shetty, Dubai

    Thu, Jan 24 2019

    now Piddis will support this

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jan 24 2019

    Brought 65 acre land fir 1.5 lakhs through bogus auction....chors for a perfect reason....

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 24 2019

    Premier Investment on his family. He actually meant - "Swallow Farm Lands" as already devegowda family has swallowed almost all lands within bangalore. Such a corrupt family and minister and we have people wooing them just because they hate Modi.

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  • Deepakraj, Mang/dxb

    Thu, Jan 24 2019

    They looted in Amethi poor farmers land and these father son chota will loot in karnataka. Courtesy pappu...

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jan 24 2019

    Farm lands to industries, wow mannina maga...

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