By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: KIADB is hit by major scams and shameless scams and reportedly farmers are victims and they are openly cheated and Government did nothing about it officoially.. 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 much 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.