By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: KIADB is hit by major scams and shameless scams and farmers are openly cheated and Government did nothing. Reportedly many applicants have taken land from KIADB and later sold it to real estate development for huge profit. Best example "The premier Rajajainagar industrial area is drastically reducing and vanishing. State government should bring a white paper how much land was acquiredhow many approved projects take off on the acquired land within a specified timeframe and jobs guaranteed at the time of approval are provided to land losers and people from that particular locality by KIADB, How mauch land was taken back by KIADB if projects were not implemented despite the expiry of deadline. And how much land was diverted by industrialist for other projects The Government would have to give details on how surplus land would be utilized; what action has been taken to ensure that companies provided jobs as guaranteed by them at the time of securing acquired land; and how land losers are rehabilitated if the intended project is not set up.
The Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka is one of the oldest institutions set up under the aegis of the Government. Established in the year 1913 under the erstwhile Princely State of Mysore, the Department oversees the Industrial Development in the State. This Department works operates under the Commerce and Industries Department, Government of Karnataka. The Department operates at the State level through the Directorate of Industries and Commerce, at the District level through the network of District Industries Centres, Industrial wing of Zilla panchayath and in coordination with related Boards and Corporations. The Department plays pivotal role in implementation of Schemes and Policies of the State and Union Governments for the promotion of Industrial Development throughout the state.
As a premier industrial area developer, KIADB has also acquired land to cater to specific needs of individual industrial units (single unit complexes). Its primary objective is to acquire land and form industrial areas, and it functions on no-profit-no-loss basis. Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) is a wholly owned infrastructure agency of Government of Karnataka, set up under Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Act of 1966.This Board functions as per statutory provisions, rules and regulations enacted there under. The Board comprises of senior government officers in their ex-officio capacities. The Board of members meet regularly to take decisions and monitor the functions. KIADB holds pride in being the first government organisation in Karnataka to obtain ISO 9001 certification in the year 1997. Now the KIADB is following ISO 9001:2000 module covering its functions of Land Acquisition, Development and Allotment functions in Bangalore Urban and Rural districts. Aims and Objectives: Promote rapid and orderly development of industries in the state.Assist in implementation of policies of Government within the purview of KIAD Act.Facilitate in establishing infrastructure projects. Function on "No Profit - No Loss” basis.Functions : Acquire land and form industrial areas in the state. Provide basic infrastructure in the industrial areas.Acquire land for Single Unit Complexes. Acquire land for Government agencies for their schemes and infrastructure projects.