The State government has decided to cancel land leased out, but not put to proper use in industrial estates created to give a boost to micro, small and medium enterprises in capital city.

The decision was taken in the State Land Allotment Committee chaired by Bijay Kumar Patnaik on Thursday evening.

The committee reviewed the present position of land allotted in industrial areas of Mancheswar, Rasulgarh and Chandka. Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) officials were directed to identify non-performing units.

“Utilisation of land should be judged in the perspective of the industrialisation. Besides, it should be assessed whether land allotted has created employment opportunities and whether the land has been put to industrial use or not,” Mr. Patnaik directed.

The committee decided that land put to non-industrial use will be taken back by following proper procedure for cancellation of lease as per the law. Issues relating to valuation of land in Info-valley was also discussed in the meeting that.  After through deliberation it was decided that the land rate will be fixed in two conditions such as attracting investment in the sectors needed by the State and creation of more employment opportunity for Odia youths.  IDCO was asked to make case-wise analysis and categorise all the cases who had applied for change of names, proprietorship or industrial activity so that it could be examined at higher level for sanction by the government. Comptroller and Auditor General of India recently pointed out at non adherence of stipulated time schedule for use of land in capital city.