Five-day industrial exhibition Incomex-2013 ends

Prakash Hukkeri, Minister for Small Scale Industries, Muzrai and Sugar, promised to secure the State government’s aid for promotion of industries in north Karnataka.

He was speaking at the valedictory of the five-day mega industrial exhibition ‘Incomex-2013’ at the Hubli-Dharwad multipurpose exhibition centre at the APMC yard, Amaragol, here on Tuesday.

He asked local entrepreneurs and experts to formulate plans to develop industries and generate employment in the region, and promised to do his part in getting those plans fulfilled. During a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, north Karnataka’s development was discussed in detail and sanctions had been given for establishment of several industries.

The government has sanctioned 75 acres of lands and Rs. 30 crore for the establishment of a textile park at Chikkodi; a technology centre at Desur, Belgaum; generation of 4,000 MW of power at Basavana Bagewadi; and a cylinder block unit at Kittur.

Former Chairman of the Legislative Council Veeranna Mattikatti said industrial development should not be restricted to Bangalore and Mysore.

Efforts to develop the region between Hubli and Belgaum as an investment area are on, according to Commissioner of Industry and Commerce M. Maheshwar Rao. Managing Director of the State Small Scale Development Corporation C. Somashekar also spoke.


President of the Karnatak Chamber of Commerce and Industry N.P. Javali submitted a memorandum to the Minister, regarding the allotment of land for new industries, development of new industrial estates and infrastructure, reduction of VAT, special incentives for establishment of industries in north Karnataka and other issues.

On the occasion, prizes and certificates were given to the five best stalls of the exhibition.