Saturday, March 27, 2010

300 acres to be allotted for Greater Peenya Industrial Estate

300 acres to be allotted for Greater Peenya Industrial Estate

Staff Reporter
Minister inaugurates first aid and primary health centre

‘Only dry land being acquired for industrial development'

Bangalore: Industries Minister Murugesh R Nirani on Friday said the State Government would soon allot 300 acres of land for the formation of Greater Peenya Industrial Estate.

Speaking after inaugurating a First Aid and Primary Health Centre set up by Peenya Industries' Association (PIA) at NTTF Cross in Peenya Industrial Estate, the Minister said the Government had acquired land in Nelamangala taluk. The land would be allotted in the next The Minister denied allegations made by the former Energy and PWD Minister H.D. Revanna that the Government was acquiring agricultural land and exploiting farmers for the benefit of IT/BT companies. He said the Government was only acquiring dry land for industrial development and not agricultural land.

PIA President Ramakrishna Mudgal said the first aid and primary health centre was set up a cost of Rs. 9 lakh for the benefit of industry employees as well as general public.

“Nearly 75 per cent of industries in Peenya do not have ESI facilities for their employees as the number of people working there are less than 10. “For every small injury or health problems, these employees had to go to private hospitals. So we have set up this centre and the facilities will be made available at a nominal cost,” he said. The centre will have two full-time doctors, paramedics and out-patient facilities.

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