Ratlam: About 1400 hectares of land of six villages in the district has been allocated for industrial and investment zone to come up near city by the district administration.
According to official information, with recent transfer of 1400-hectare land (3000 acre) of villages - Jamthun, Bibrod, Julwania, Palsodi, Rampuria and Sarwanikhurd, industrial investment is expected in coming years to tune of Rs 25,000, which will generate employment for 50,000 people ,claimed an official information.
The will be second biggest industrial and investment zone in the state after Pithampur.
An official press release said that industrial activities preferably textile, logistic and pharma will come up. The new industrial and investment zone will be located near the Mumbai-Delhi industrial corridor, Delhi-Mumbai Express eight lane highway, Mumbai ñDelhi railway trunk route and near district headquarter.
Ratlam city MLA Chetanya Kashyap had raised the issue of early transfer of land for new industrial and investment purposes for generating employment.
A BJP press release, while welcoming the decision of transferring the land for the new industrial investment zone, said that a new era of industrial growth in the district will now begin.
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had announced development of new industrial investment zone in the state and district administration has immediately issued orders for transfer of 1400 hectares of land, which will be developed by MP Industrial Development Corporation for industrial and investment purposes. BJP press release claimed that Ratlam district is going to emerge again as an important industrial and investment hub of Malwa area.