The state information technology and electronics (IT&E) department is ready to allot about 150 acres of land in three electronic parks at Naihati, Falta and Sonarpur for setting up robotics, mobile phone, solar panel and drone manufacturing units.
According to IT&E department officials, Webel has already come up with the land allotment map for the three parks. Senior IT department and Webel officials visited Naihati electronic park on Saturday to inspect its infrastructural amenities. “Webel is developing the land which is now ready for allotment,” said an official. Site offices will also be set up soon.
According to an official, the land will be allotted on a 99-year lease basis and it can be renewed for the same period on agreed terms and conditions. The authorities have already started the process to invite applications from prospective investors.
The electronic park at Naihati, which is about an hour’s journey from the city, has a total of 70 acres. The authorities have fixed a land price of about Rs 43 lakh per acre.
The rate for the Sonarpur hardware park is much higher, fixed at Rs 2.5 crore per acre, as the total land area — 10.7 acres — is almost seven times smaller than the Naihati park.
For the Falta electronic park, which also has about 70 acres for distribution, the authorities have fixed the price at about Rs 44.8 lakh per acre. Officials said the electronic parks will have all necessary infrastructural amenities like 24-hour filtered water supply from the bore well through a common underground reservoir, internal concrete roads, dedicated walkway and car parking facilities and 24-hour security arrangements.
The IT department, with the help of a reputable agency, has started work to bring services like birth certificate, for example, under a common mobile platform. According to figures, there is about 65.77% mobile penetration in the state.
Source: Times of India