‘Need to establish heavy industries in Belgaum’
Suresh C. Angadi, MP, has urged Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Anant Geete to establish heavy industries and public sector enterprises in Belgaum district or near Belgaum city to create employment opportunities for educated, skilled, semi-skilled and workers.
Mr. Angadi submitted a memorandum to Mr. Geete recently to impress upon him that Belgaum city was fastest growing city after Bengaluru in Karnataka.
The city nestled on the fringes of Western Ghats and having common boundaries with Maharashtra and Goa, was gifted with natural resources with more than seven major rivers flowing through the district.
It was connected with broad guage railway network, national and state highways, air and sea ports at just 150 kms away.
The district was an educational hub of North Karnataka with 10 engineering colleges, two medical colleges, besides, dental, ayurvedic and homoeopathy colleges. But graduates from these institutions went to other cities and metros in search of jobs.
He said by establishing heavy industries and public sector enterprises close to the city, the centre could boost job prospects and help economic prosperity of the city and district further.