In Karnataka, Investors can track project status online

Once registered with the Karnataka government’s single window clearance agency, investors in Karnataka can  track their project proposals at each step through a recently launched online portal and won’t have to go  from one department to the other seeking clearance and status updates.

Essentially, anybody who wants to set up shop in Karnataka will have to approach the single window agency called Karnataka Udyog Mitra and register with the agency. Login information to the portal is sent to the e-mail of the registered person after which he/she can track status of the project online. Karnataka is the first State to launch such initiative for investors, a top government official told Pluggd.in.

The portal launched earlier this month can be used to track movement of files from department to department and can be used to monitor the progress of a project at each step, said M N Vidyashankar, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Karnataka.

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M N Vidyashankar (Image: The Hindu)

Presently, investors who have registered with the Karnataka Udyog Mitra during the Global Investors meet held during 2010 and 2012 are using the portal to track their projects.

“This can be used by all entrepreneurs,” Mr Vidyashankar said.  After completing logging process into the portal, investors can apply online for various clearances, incentives, subsidies etc. Essentially, all necessary applications forms can be accessed online by registered investors.

Karnataka Udyog Mitra, the single contact point for investors has started the initiative to bring transparency.

The portal, e-udyami aims to create an online system for all investors, independent of their current location, to invest in Karnataka without the hassle of rounding-up multiple state departments. In addition to that, online portal would help in streamlining the process and increasing transparency.

Take a look at the clearance process in Karnataka

Project Approval Process in Karnataka (Image: Advantagekarnataka.com)