Gaur miffed with Scindia over move to shift NID to Gwalior
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 17:15
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Urban Administration and Development Minister, Babulal Gaur is miffed with the Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Jyotiraditya Scindia for the move to shift the National Institute of Design (NID) from Bhopal to Gwalior.

The Minister said in a statement that the proposal to set up the NID at Bhopal was initiated when he was Madhya Pradesh Minister for Commerce and Industry in 2006.

Gaur said that at the time he had got the setting up of the NID at Bhopal approved from the then Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Kamalnath.

He said that following this approval, the state governmet had allotted 12 hectares of land for the proposed NID at village Acharpura near here.

The Minister said that Scindia became Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industries after the 2009 Lok Sabha elections and this changed the whole thing.

Gaur said that the secretary of the Union Commerce and Industries Minister, wrote in a letter on October 16 last year that since the NID would now be opened at Gwalior, the State Government should allot land for it there.


First Published: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 17:15

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