Yatnal questions the need for GIM

Janata Dal (Secular) leader and the former Union Minister Basanagouda Patil Yatnal has questioned the need to organise the Global Investors Meet when the government cannot provide basic amenities such as power and water supply to new industries.

He told presspersons here on Thursday that the ongoing Global Investors Meet was a gala event being held at public expense. He alleged that people who had signed Memorandums of Understanding during the last GIM had shown no interest to set up industries in the State for lack of basic amenities.

Citing an example of a garment factory that had come up in Bijapur after an MoU was signed with the government last year, Mr. Yatnal alleged that after the unit was set up, the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) had issued a notice to the company saying that it had not got environmental clearance.

“The GIM provides single window system for industries get all legal hurdles cleared to set up their units. When the government had given green signal to the garment unit why did KSPCB serve notice to it?”, he asked.

He submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Shivayogi Kalasad urging him to stop the acquisition of fertile land near Bijapur city.

‘Basic amenities not provided for new industries'

‘GIM is a gala event being held at public expense'

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