The facility to bring in transparency and reduce physical strain and save time for entrepreneurs

After the launch of Online Land Allotment System (OLAS) in August last to bring in transparency and accountability in land allotments, A. P. Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) followed it up with the launch of Online services and Grievance Redressal System- ‘Parishkaram’ here on Monday.

Minister for Major Industries J. Geeta Reddy, who launched the online services, said they would enable entrepreneurs file their requests for execution of sale deed, change in line of activity, change in name of firm, etc.

“This brings in transparency, paperless system, reduces physical strain and saves time for the entrepreneurs. The system works as the bridge between the APIIC and the entrepreneurs to deliver the listed services as per Citizens’ Charter,” she said. The time frame ranges from three days to 45 days.

Under the OLAS, applications uploaded in APIIC website www.apiic.in are scrutinised by land allotment committees at the district and State level depending on the extent and cost of the land sought and the decision of approval or rejection is conveyed to the applicants through email and SMS.

Good response to OLAS

Claimed to be the first of its kind in the country, OLAS has evoked good response since its launch. Of the 1,508 applications received through OLAS for allotment of 3,069 acres, 516 applications were cleared and 2,103 acres of land worth Rs.560 crore allotted while 495 applications were rejected and rest under process.

Industrial parks

The Minister said industrial parks would be set up in 14 revenue districts which did not have even one such facility in the State and an industrial park of up to 30 acres in every district for women.

For SC, ST entrepreneurs more concessions, including loans on ‘Pavala Vaddi’ would be extended to help them acquire land in Industrial Parks.

However, the recovery of land allotted years ago for non-utilisation for the stated purpose has been tardy.

Of 18,000 acres of land locked up with 1,773 units that were served notices, the Corporation had taken back about 3,000 acres from 67 units in the last three years. They include 2,000 acres in Caparo in Nellore, 250 acres in Brahmani Infotech.

In the case of Lepakshi Knowledge Hub with over 8,000 acres of land, in principle, decision has been taken to recover the land and notices will be issued based on ongoing performance audit.

Online services to help entrepreneurs file their requests for execution of sale deed, change in line of activity, change in the name of firm, etc.

The system works as the bridge between APIIC and entrepreneurs

Industrial parks to be set up in 14 revenue districts; one such facility in every district to be set up for women