Following the announcement that the new international airport in Pune will come up in Purandar taluka, the industrial cluster of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) at Jejuri has begun expediting its expansion plans for which it plans to acquire 1,063 hectares of land at Navli village.
At present, the MIDC at Jejuri is spread over 231.75 hectares of land acquired between 1983 and 1993. It has 281 plots leased out to 173 companies, according to MIDC officials.
“The Jejuri MIDC area houses units of leading companies and there is further demand. We have many engineering and paint companies,” MIDC officials said. The proposed airport would boost investments in the area and so they planned to acquire another 1,063 hectares at Navli village, 5 kms from the present Jejuri site and about 20 kms from the airport site, they said.
The notification for the said land was issued in 2011 and the process of acquisition is in different stages. “This village basically has mostly barren land. While acquisition process is in final stages for some plots, others have been notified by the MIDC as land for acquisition,” MIDC officials said. At present, the Jejuri MIDC is home to companies like Berger Paints, Bharat Forge, Indiana Gratings Private Limited, Champion Dai-Chi technologies and WMI cranes.