Envisaging transformation of the Kalinga Nagar Industrial Complex into a modern industrial city in eastern India, Comprehensive Development Plan, which has now been placed in public domain seeking suggestions and objections, has projected investment requirement to the order of Rs. 66,139 crore.

Kalinga Nagar Development Authority (KNDA) has assigned Rolta India Limited, a private consulting firm, to prepare CDP for the area.

The firm has come out with 255-page report suggesting development model and detailing land use plan for the total area which is spread over 161 villages (20 villages of Vyasanagar municipality, 41 villages of Sukinda Tahasil, 65 villages of Danagadi Tahasil, 29 villages of Vyasanagar Tahasil and six villages of Rasulpur Tahasil covering an area of 458.78 sq km) in Jajpur district.

“The KNDA CDP will require a total investment of Rs. 66,139 crore out of which the investment in public sector will be around Rs. 60,889 crore and in private sector, the investment will be around Rs. 5,250 crore in the proposed plan period (by 2030), the plan says.

In phases

The CDP has proposed to implement the plan in a phased manner – short term and long term. Short term is defined as next five years, while long term implementation will span beyond five years. For short-term plan implementation, planners have estimated Rs. 1,235 crore while in the long-term plan Rs. 66,139 crore will be required.

An analysis of population growth and assessing the future development, planners have arrived at a population figure of 5,39,000 for KNDA area by 2030. At present, different industries operating in the area give direct employment to 23,000 persons. “KNDA is going to be mega industrial complex in future. At present 11 major industries are operating in KNDA area. In addition to this, five major industries are under construction which will come up by 2015. Owing to the transport linkages with mineral resources, region of the State of KNDA area has got tremendous potential for industrial growth,” the development plan says.

The plan has given emphasis on land banking for future industrial development and road network. “Looking to the pattern of industrial growth, the total area earmarked for industrial activities is 7900 ha as against existing 4090 ha.”

Similarly, Rolta India has suggested laying of 200 ft wide major arterial road and 100 ft wide local arterial road.

“The total length of 100 ft and 200 ft proposed road is 100.47 km and 90.48 km respectively. The total land required for the road is computed to be 873.01 ha. Out of this, 375.91 ha are under government ownership,” the CDP points out.

As far as water is concerned, planners said the river Brahmani would play a very critical role for future of growth of the area. As per projection, about 1,07,800 houses will be required by 2030. After deducting the present housing stock, a total 94,571 new houses will be required in the KNDA area by 2030. Thus, per year on an average 4,728 new houses are required to be constructed to meet the requirement. An additional 3,796 ha will be required.

The area to be developed into a modern city with Rs. 66,139 crore

KNDA has come out with a report on the development model

At present, industries in the area provided direct employment to 23,000 persons

Five major industries are under construction and they will come up by 2015