Ganjam collector asked to locate 200 acres of land for establishment of proposed IIM near Berhampur city in Odisha
It seems the State Government is considering the proposal to set up Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Berhampur city of Ganjam. So as a prelude to it, the State Government’s Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) asked today the Ganjam district Collector to identify 200 acre of land in the district. “You are requested to identify a patch of land measuring 200 acre and submit the details of such land with land schedule and map to IDCO for taking further action,” IDCO CMD Vishal Kumar Dev wrote to Ganjam Collector Prem Chandra Chaudhary. Notably, people from cross sections of society in Ganjam district have been continuously agitating in the district demanding establishment of the proposed IIM in the area. A team led by Berhampur MLA Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patnaik had also met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik regarding the issue. SOSA was also demanding for IIM at Berhampur, which has the all facilities for setting up of an IIM. While various leading educational institutions like IIT, NIFT, NISER and others have come up in Bhubaneswar, other parts of the state has not been considered for setting up of such institutions. Now the State Government will pose at least two or three places suitable for IIM and Central Team will decide the place for IIM.
Source: Tathya.in, Business Standard & Pragativadi