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

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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.

ED­U­CA­TION SEC­TOR

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

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