Burhanpur : Burhanpur does not need much of smart city facilities as of now, but needs gradual support from the industry, feel the business men and common people. Therefore the public representatives should work constantly in order to establish new industries. Some industries were established around 15 to 20 years ago on a cooperative basis. Bahadurpur Soot Mill, Citizen bank, Samagra Mahila Bank, Textile Processing, but did not fare well because of policies made by the state.
80 percent of these industries went to neighbouring Maharashtra. Similarly there was a private Aurvedic College, which was transformed into a Government Ayurvedic College through regular demonstrations of the student leaders. This college as of now is on the verge of closure.
Similarly there was a private rolling mill in Burhanpur, which had to face closure as it caught attention of some political leaders.
Burhanpur, was once considered to be a good place for business. It was a major cotton market, where people from Maharashtra used to sell their produce here and people used to get good amount of profits from the business. But political competition hampered the growth of business in the area. The banana business of the district too is pretty good, but it too got hampered because of political activities.
Ideal for cotton industries
Therefore new industries should be established in Burhanpur. It is to be noted that good amount of cotton comes to Burhanpur and therefore cotton industries should be motivated to come to the region. Similarly if a rolling mill is reestablished in the area, then the possibilities of getting iron rods at a better price would increase in the region.
Employment opportunities too would increase in the region, in case these businesses are set up. Right now, Burhanpur does not need smart cities but Industries.