IPAMA had been exploring the possibility of developing an industrial cluster or plots in Faridabad, in collaboration with HSIIDC, a Government of Haryana undertaking, for the benefit of the Indian printing and packaging industry and to extend maximum facilities to its members. In pursuance to this, IPAMA invited printing, packaging and allied machinery manufacturers for a site visit of the industrial model township and an interactive session with HSIIDC officials at the K-Hotel in Faridabad, Haryana on 1 June 2015.
In response to the call of IPAMA, approximately 50manufacturers attended the meeting and expressed their willingness for industrial plots in the form of a cluster. After visiting the industrial plots developed by HSIIDC, Salil Narang, general manager, HSIIDC, furnished details about the cluster scheme.
The detailed discussion with members covered the rates, enhancement plan, possession period and various other important issues. Soon after the meeting, 14 plots (each plot with a minimum area of 1,000 square metres)were booked on the spot, totaling an area of 15,600 square metres, followed by eight companies which were keen to be a part
of the cluster but needed more time to decide on the size of the plot to suit their requirements.
While concluding the meeting, KS Khurana, president, and CP Paul, general secretary, IPAMA elaborated the benefits of the cluster scheme and the importance of having factories in one location by citing success stories of similar clusters. Paul thanked Narang and his team and the members present for their enthusiastic response to the proposal.