Karnataka: TCS gets nod to set up ITeS in Dakshina Kannada | Mangaluru News – Times of India


MANGALURU: In a boost for economic activity in undivided Dakshina Kannada amidst the corononavirus pandemic, the Karnataka government at its State Level Single Window Clearance Committee (SLSWCC) has cleared four projects totalling Rs 556.38 crore, offering employment to 4,209 people.
Among these the big-ticket investment is by TCS, the Indian multinational information technology service and consulting company, which will set up its ITeS services at Karnad Village providing employment to little over 4,000.
TCS will come up in 38.29 acres of land in Chitrapu, Belayur, Karnad Villages. The lone project that has been cleared in Udupi is a food park by M/s Udupi Food Park which will be located at Mudaru Village, Karkala Taluk. The estimated investment is Rs 26.78 crore and will generate employment for 14 persons.
M/s Finpower Aircon Systems Pvt.Ltd will set up its air conditioning machinery unit at Ganjimutt Industrial Area. The investment is Rs 17.35 crore and has the ability to generate employment to 120 persons.
Uday Shenoy, HR Manager of the firm told TOI that the work would start only after they get the required amount of land sanctioned.
“As of now they have cleared three acres of land, but we actually need five acres to have the unit up and running,” said Shenoy.
The Firm presently has its unit in an acre of land at Baikampady Industrial area and the Ganjimutt project is aimed at expanding business. The firm manufactures commercial air conditioners.
The Solid Blocks and Hollow Blocks unit of M/s Redstone Trading Corporation will come up in 8.83 acres of land in Kairangala village, Bantwal taluk, with an investment of Rs 17.25 crore. It will generate employment for 68 persons.
Mohammed Fayaz, partner of the trading corporation said apart from solid and hollow blocks, the unit would also manufacture cement pipes, electric poles and other value-added cement products.
“The unit will come up within a year after the land is handed over to us,” he said.
John Richard D’Silva, partner, M/s Udupi Food Park, said the food park will be set up in 18 acres of land that has already been purchased. The food park will offer space for entrepreneurs and food industries on rental, lease or outright purchase.
D’Silva, who expects the park to start in another seven months, will set up his own three cashew processing and allied units in that Food Park.
The food park will come up at Mudaru Village, Karkala Taluk, Udupi District at a cost of Rs 26.78 crore.
The employment generation is pegged at 14 people, but D;Silva said the employment potential will go up depending on the units that will set up shop there.
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