142 GIDC plot owners get show cause notices


Around 142 industrial plot owners have been issued show-cause notices by the Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) after it was observed that the land allocated for the industrial development was left unutilized or underutilized, for over last three years. 
The notices have been issued asking them ‘why action should not be taken to terminate their tenancy and evacuate them from the plot’. Almost 65 percent of the plot owners have left their plots unutilized or underutilized while the balance 35 per cent has carried out partial construction. 
Sources from industrial department confirming about issue of show cause notices stated that the issue would be placed in the forthcoming IDC Board of Directors meeting, likely to take place on March 16. 
The meeting will be headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. “The replies submitted by the plot owners would be placed in the forthcoming meeting, for decision,” sources said adding ‘it has already been decided that the plot owners would be asked to surrender their plots’. 
However, sources said that there is a possibility that some additional time upto six months may be granted to the plot owners directing to construct and start production within this period. 
As reported by HERALD earlier, Goa government has already formulated plot transfer regulations, which would be notified shortly. 
As per new transfer regulations, it is mandatory for the plot allocate to utilise 30 percent of its plot along with carrying out certain portion of production activities, before putting up papers for transfer. [H]