Maharashtra News :
White Paper On Projects Lost by State Tabled In Assembly
Maha Yuti government in Maharashtra on Thursday tabled a white paper before the
state legislature on industries moving out of Maharashtra. The paper tries to
absolve the present dispensation of any blame for exit of industries while
trying to prove how the former MVA dispensation was responsible for that.
the facts about four major projects – Vedanta Foxcon, Tata Airbus, Saffron and
the Bulk Drug Park project – that went to neighbouring states, the white paper
tried to reiterate the state government’s stand that the projects weren’t lost
due to mistakes of the Maha Yuti government, but that was the effect of delay
in decision making process of the MVA government.
powered committee of the MVA government didn’t make any decision regarding
concessions to the Vedanta Foxcon project in its meeting on March 17, 2022,
while the Shinde-Fadnavis government in its meeting on July 15, 2022 offered
several concessions including tax rebate and then invited the Vedanta group
twice for signing of MOC. However, since the MOU was never signed, it would be
wrong to say that the project went out of the state, the whitepaper said.
The whitepaper also said that in case of the Tata Airbus company also, they had
not signed an MOU with the MIDC or had moved an application demanding any land.
The industries department had not even had any correspondence with the company.
Hence, the allegations that the state has lost the project too are wrong, the
industries department has said.