Improved Connectivity to Foster Business: MCCI
Underlining the importance of better connectivity to foster business, the Mysore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has urged the government to enhance rail and air linkage between Bangalore and Mysore.
The MCCI, which is a representative body of over 2,000 industries and trade organisations in the region, said basic infrastructure, faster connectivity and additional linkages such as railway and airway connectivity need to be addressed for tier-II cities like Mysore on priority. It also said the State and Central policies should concentrate on investing in tier-II cities to promote inclusive development.
MCCI representatives, led by its president A.S.Satish, Secretary Shreeshaila Ramannavar and Member R.Lingappa, met Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee during an interactive meeting on ‘Regulatory reforms for accelerated industrial growth in Karnataka’ in Bangalore on Friday and submitted a memorandum.
The MCCI said it was appreciative of the State government policy initiatives to give equal prominence to agriculture, industry and commerce, and called for greater support to revive the dormant micro, small and medium enterprises which were a major contributor in employment generation.
The MCCI said the concept of inclusive growth would remain on paper unless government addresses concerns of the trade and industry, specially the manufacturing sector. It called for improvement of business environment to enable the manufacturing sector to face the challenge. It called for a smooth exit policy for both employers and employees with minimum interference by the government and said the regressive labour policy with penal provisions for the employer had outlived its purpose.
It also called for development of industrial estates and areas at affordable costs so as to attract first generation entrepreneurs and pointed out that district-level single-window mechanism, which had remained more as an advisory body, should be given proactive role with authority for time-bound implementation of the proceedings.