The Chhattisgarh government will set up 11 industrial parks in various cities across the state.
Sources in the Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation (CSIDC) said that industrial parks for different sectors would be set up at 11 places. The sectors include gems and jewellery, herbal and medicine, food processing, metal, apparel, aluminium, plastic, gramodyog (village industry), pharmaceutical and so on.
“The work for the gems and jewellery park to be set up in the proposed new capital complex has started on a piece of land measuring 28 hectares," sources said. Preliminary works for four parks are in the process while for the remaining ones, the corporation is yet to finalise the land and place. Besides Raipur, the proposed industrial parks would come up in Bilaspur, Bhilai, Korba and Bastar. The corporation has started the process to identify the land and complete the formalities at the earliest, sources added.
The aluminium park will come up in Korba, where the Vendanta-controlled Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (Balco) has a major facility. The herbal-medical park would be set up in Banjari village of Dhamtari district while food processing park would come up in Rajnandgaon district.
The corporation would acquire 121 hectares for the food processing park that would come up under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.
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