Vem Technologies becomes first company to ground at NIMZ Zaheerabad

Sangareddy: On a historical day, the first company Vem Technologies Private Limited, a Defence company, will be going to start its work at NIMZ (National Investment and Manufacturing Zone) on Wednesday.

The IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao will lay a foundation for the construction of the Vem Technologies company at NIMZ Zaheerabad during a ceremony on Wednesday morning. Vem Technologies will invest Rs 1,000 crore initially and export the Defence machinery to various nations besides supplying to the Indian Army. It will create direct employment for 1,050 personnel besides generating indirect employment for another 1,000 personnel. The Telangana State Industrial and Infrastructure Corporation Limited (TSIIC) has allotted 511 acres of land during January this year to the Defence Company. Vem Technologies will start its first phase of production by the end of the year 2023 and the second phase in 2024.

The department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Government of India had accorded permission for the setting up of NIMZ at Zaheerabad in 2013 by acquiring 12,635.14 acres of land in 17 villages spread in Nyalkal and Jharasangam Mandals. While 8,773 acres of land was Patta Land, the remainder was government land. During the first phase, the TSIIC acquired 3,100 acres out of the 4,520 acres proposed. The process for acquiring the second phase of land was underway.

Zaheerabad MLA K Manik Rao has termed June 22 as a red-letter day in the history of Zaheerabad since it is going to be a first step towards making the area industrially vibrant. DCMS Chairman Malkapuram Shiva Kumar has said the Zaheerabad area was known for poverty and backwardness for a long. However, he said that under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao it has been experiencing a transformation. Once Vem Technologies starts work here, Shiva Kumar hoped that many companies will rush to set up their shops here in the next couple of years. Meanwhile, the officials were gearing up to complete the land acquisition soon. (eom)

Environment Ministry issues clearance for NIMZ, Zaheerabad

Hyderabad:  Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change granted environment clearance to National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) coming up at Nyalkal and Jharasangam mandals near Zaheerabad in Sangareddy.

Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) is establishing the NIMZ spread over 12, 635 acres in the two mandals. The total project cost is Rs 3,095 crore and it is expected to generate direct and indirect employment to over 2.6 lakh persons.

Of the 12,635 acres in which the NIMZ is to be developed, TSIIC possesses nearly 3,100 acres. Of these, about 1,484 acres is patta or private land and nearly 1,616 acres is government land.

The project land falls in 17 revenue villages, including Ganeshpur, Husselli, Ganjoti, Mungi, Rukmapur, Hadnur, Namtabad, Mamidgi, Kalbemal, Basanthpur, Metalkunta, Gangwar, Rejinthal and Malkanpahad villages of Nyalkal Mandal and Chilepalle, Yelgoi and Bardipur villages of Jharasangam Mandal, Sangareddy District.

The Ministry in its letter said there was no protected area (PA) including national parks, sanctuaries and tiger reserves etc. within 10 km of the project site. The project area was also not located within the Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) or Eco-Sensitive Area (ESA) notified by the Ministry. No forest diversion was involved in the proposed project, it further said.

Telangana State Pollution Control Board conducted a public hearing January 20, 2021. NIMZ would house electrical equipment industries, metals, food and agro processing, automobile, transport equipment and others.

TSIIC would develop the required infrastructure including water supply, water distribution, internal roads, storm water drains, electrical distribution network, internal street lighting, wastewater and waste management facilities, technical and support buildings, housing along with allied facilities.

Triton EV team visits NIMZ Zaheerabad site for upcoming Rs 2,100-crore unit

Hyderabad: The leadership team of Triton EV, which is going to set up its Rs 2,100-crore electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing facility at NIMZ Zaheerabad, has visited the site and further land related procedures will ensue shortly.

The Government of Telangana and Triton EV entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on June 24th, 2021. According to the MoU, Triton agreed to set up a world-class EV manufacturing facility with an investment of Rs 2,100 crore. The industrial park layout of NIMZ Zaheerabad was discussed in detail virtually and few plots were identified for the facility.

The Triton team comprising CEO and chairman Himanshu Patel, India Development head Mohammad Mansoor and Triton associate Akbar Rasheed met Telangana Industries minister KTR to take the discussions forward. Principal secretary Jayesh Ranjan and director-Automotive Gopalakrishnan VC were present in the meeting.

On minister KTR’s insistence, the Triton team was taken to the site at NIMZ Zaheerabad in a chopper and the plots were physically inspected. TSIIC VC and MD Narasimha Reddy also accompanied the Triton team during the site visit.

Triton is looking to construct their facility and get products out at the earliest to reduce the carbon footprint in transportation space.

KTR seeks Rs 4,070 cr for TS industrial projects in Union Budget 2021-22

IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao on Wednesday requested the Union government to allocate at least Rs 4,070 crore as special funds for major projects like Hyderabad Pharma City, National Industrial Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ)-Zaheerabad, National Design Centre (NDC) and for establishment of an Industrial Corridor in the State.

The Minister wrote to Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal in this regard, seeking budgetory allocations for these projects in the Union Budget 2021-22.

Thanking the Ministry for including Hyderabad–Warangal and Hyderabad–Nagpur Industrial Corridors in the National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT), Rama Rao said the estimated project cost for taking up infrastructure development in these two nodes was about Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 crores respectively. Pointing out that the State government was keen on developing these two projects on the fast track mode, he sought allocation of funds to the extent of at least 50 per cent of the project cost in the budget estimates for 2021-22.

The Minister said that the State government was developing Hyderabad Pharma City (HPC) as the world’s largest integrated pharma park to promote domestic manufacture of pharmaceuticals in line with the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ initiatives of the Union government and to consolidate the leadership position of India in the pharmaceutical sector.

“The project is envisaged to become a first-of-its-kind featuring state-of-the-art infrastructure comprising common facilities including Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) based Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP), integrated solid waste management facility, district heating and cooling systems, logistic parks, Global Pharma University, regulatory facilitation cells, common drug development and testing laboratories, and Startup/SME Hub, among others,” he said.

KTR makes strong pitch for Southern Industrial Corridor

Hyderabad: IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao urged the Centre to sanction a Southern Industrial Corridor (SIC) connecting Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai on the lines of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor. He also pitched for two more industrial corridors for Telangana between Hyderabad and Nagpur as well as Hyderabad and Warangal.

Rama Rao called on Union Minister for Industry and Commerce Piyush Goyal in New Delhi on Thursday night and submitted the proposals on various projects seeking allocation of funds in the 2020-21 Budget. Goyal responded positively and directed officials concerned to prepare a detailed report for consideration based on proposals submitted by the Telangana government.
Rama Rao informed him that the Telangana government already wrote to various South Indian State governments seeking support for the SIC. “This industrial corridor can boost economic activity in backward areas of Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, providing the much-needed push for the nation’s economy,” he said.

Pointing out that several industries were already operating in the SIC area, Rama Rao said there was huge potential for investments in this area from aerospace, defence, electronics manufacturing, automobile and other industries. He said Telangana had adequate land bank required for the industrial development in the corridor.

Rama Rao said the State government was giving utmost priority to industrial development over the past six years and working towards the establishment of industrial corridors for rapid industrial growth and employment generation. He also sought support for setting up a dry port and multi-model logistic parks in the State.

Meanwhile, the IT Minister invited Goyal to participate in the Bio Asia 2020 conference to be held in Hyderabad on February 17. The Union Minister enquired about the status of Hyderabad Pharma City, which will be the world’s largest integrated pharmaceutical cluster, and National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) coming up at Zaheerabad.t