Bangalore (PTI): Karnataka government has identified 1,60,039 acres of land for forming industrial layouts, Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh R Nirani said on Monday.
He informed the Legislative Assembly that the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) had initiated action to acquire the land and develop it in a phased manner.
The Minister noted that the Government had approved, in the 2009-10 budget, for forming industrial areas in 1,000-2,000 acres not fit for agriculture in each district at an investment of Rs 1,000 crore.
Listing the initiatives for intensive industrial development in north Karnataka, Nirani said 10,000 acres of steel zone would be established in Koppal, Bellary and Bagalkot districts.
"Foundry park will be established through KIADB on 500 acres in Macche village of Belgaum district", he said. "Spice park will be established on 120 acres in Byadagi in Haveri district through Food Karnataka Ltd.".The Minister said an auto park would be set up on 20-25 acres adjoining national highway of Basavakalyana in Bidar district, adding artisans engaged in preparation of silver ornaments in Mangur village in Belgaum district would be provided with living-cum-worksheds and other infrastructure facilities on 50 acres.