Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Sept 3:
The Odisha government has issued letters to the collectors of two more districts, Sundargarh and Koraput, to identify 200 acres of suitable land at Rourkela and Sundargarh respectively for the proposed Indian Institute of Management (IIM) to be set up in the state.
Earlier, the Idco CMD Vishal Dev had asked district collectors of Khordha, Cuttack, Sambalpur and Ganjam to identify 200 acres of land for setting up the B-School in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur and Brahmapur cities respectively latest by September 10.
Vishal Dev, who is also the Secretary, Industries department , said in his letter “As discussed you are requested to identify a patch of land measuring 200 acres and submit the details of such land with land schedule and map to Idco for taking further action”.
The Union Human Resource Development ministry had asked the Odisha government to provide free land measuring 200 acre in the state for the establishment of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and give two or three options for teh final site selection.
The Union HRD secretary Ashok Thakur had in a letter to the state government had made it clear that the land for the proposed IIM must be free from litigation and should be situated in a city that has better rail, road and air connectivity.
The Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley had announced the establishment of four new IIMs, including one in Odisha in July this year.