Lack of Unity Impacts Durgapur Partners
Many of you must have heard the name of Durgapur city. It is the third largest city in West Bengal and is situated in Burdwan district
Many of you must have heard the name of Durgapur city. It is the third largest city in West Bengal and is situated in Burdwan district. Its famous as the steel city of West Bengal, and also its been witnessing radical changes, along with rapid development in segments like industry, real estates, I.T. and I.T.E.S. firms, education etc.
INDUSTRIAL SECTOR IN DURGAPUR
Durgapur ranks as the second most planned city in India. In the whole of eastern belt it is the most industrialised city. Durgapur has a whole array of manufacturing industries. Among them, Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) (SAIL) and Alloy Steel Plant (ASP) (Sail) are the two major ones around which the city and the other industries came up. There are a number of power plants, chemical and engineering industries and many small scale factories. Among them Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL), DTPS, DVC are well known.
TOURISM SECTOR IN THE CITY
As an industrial township Durgapur has many places which attracts tourists. Main attractions in the city are its temples and parks while the modern city is replete with malls, cineplexes and ‘A list’ luxuries. Durgapur Barrage, Steel plant, Rahreswar Shibtola, Kumaramangalam park, Triloka park, Garh Jungle, kali mandir are some places to visit on a weekend trip. Best visiting months are October to February.
Durgapur has many nationally famous schools and colleges. City is home to NIT, Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, National Power Training Institute, National Institute of Management and many other educational institutes.
IT MARKET IN CITY
IT market in Durgapur is in well known place Benachity Bazaar and city centre. But as we spoke about growth in IT market to the channel partners situated in Durgapur, we see lots of restlessness and less enthusiasm in their approach. This gives rise to these questions as to why there is no happening in IT markets? why dealers are working with long faces? it’s a matter of great thinking.
The growth which was expected in the IT sector is not happening. We spoke to some of the IT partners situated there and tried to know the reason behind the stagnant growth in IT markets. First of all its necessary to give the fact that number of IT resellers are very less so much so that they can be counted on fingers and business has also dropped at the steep rate due to various reasons.
Bimal Kumar Jain of Business Partner commented that, “one of the biggest reason behind stale growth is that we are less in numbers and if we have some issues we could not take it to a proper channel as we don’t have any sort of IT association in the city.”
Now the question is that, not having an IT association is the real reason behind falling down of IT development, or it could be more.
Partners in Durgapur needs an instant solution, so that IT market can revive and benefit fraternity. But its not a 2 minute cooking thing, they have to work on their internal issues and come together. Neeraj Agrwal, Representative and secretary of COMPASS, Computer Association of Eastern India, has very different approach to this matter, “some 4 or 4 and half years ago we brought up with an idea of yatra in small towns and gave voluntary offers to dealers to join COMPASS at very subsidized rate and learn how things work in an association and after that they integrate in the IT ecosystem of their own city. And we got great response, I don’t know what went wrong in Durgapur. As a parent we guided them, but they are ones who should come forward and do things in correct way so that they get benefited. But we are once again focusing on small town and also planning to do yatra for integrating ideas to small town dealers.”
Adhunik DRI Plant Ganesha of KMP Durgapur Lake