NASHIK: Six information technology companies announced that they would commence operations in Nashik within a span of two months to one year. The announ cement was made at a workshop held in the city on Saturday.
Nashik Industries Manufacturers' Association (NIMA) in association with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) had jointly organized a day-long workshop called 'Nashik - The next IT destination' in which non Nashik-based IT companies has also participated.
NIMA president, Dhanajay Bele, said, "Altogether six companies have pledged to start operations in Nashik at the earliest. City-based Datamatics is looking for expansion on 10-acres of land preferably in Vilholi-Gonde belt."
District guardian minister, Chhagan Bhujbal had invited several industries to start operations in Nashik. "Nashik has pothole-free roads, a good climate and will soon be on the air-map as well," the minister said.
P Anbalgan, joint chief executive officer (CEO) of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation IT (MIDC) in his address at the workshop spoke about the 30,000 sq feet of ready space available for the IT industries. The officials have clarified however, that currently there were no enquiries for the same.
Principal secretary Apurva Chandra did not attend the function and no information was given that there would be some change in the policy about MIDCs IT-Park. The park which was constructed in 2002 has no takers yet and has been lying vacant for over a decade.
The other companies to start a Nashik unit include, Acute Infomatic, a software company from Ahmedabad, which will begin in a month. Baroda-based Virmati Software & Telecommunications will also start in a month. Mould-tech Technology Solutions and Hizcom Technology, both from Hyderabad which hope to set up operations by September. iZone from Mumbai also plans to start operations soon.