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Govt approves 7 MITRA parks with Rs 4,445 cr outlay

Oct 08, 2021
Govt approves 7 MITRA parks with Rs 4,445 cr outlay

New Delhi

 

With a view to realise the aim of Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative and to position India strongly on the global textiles map, the Government of India on Wednesday (6 October) approved the setting up of 7 Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM MITRA) parks as announced in Union Budget for 2021-22.

 

PM MITRA is inspired by the 5F vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The '5F' Formula encompasses - Farm to fibre; fibre to factory; factory to fashion; fashion to foreign. This integrated vision will help furthering the growth of textile sector in the economy. No other competing nation has a complete textile ecosystem like us. India is strong in all five Fs.

 

The seven MITRA parks will be setup at greenfield / brownfield sites located in different willing states. Proposals of state governments having ready availability of contiguous and encumbrance-free land parcel of over 1,000 acres along with other textiles related facilities & ecosystem are welcome.

 

Maximum Development Capital Support (DCS) of Rs 500 crore to all Greenfield PM MITRA and a maximum of Rs 200 crore to brownfield PM MITRA will be provided for development of common infrastructure (at 30% of the project cost) and Rs 300 crore of Competitiveness Incentive Support (CIS) will also be provided to each PM MITRA Park for early establishment of textiles manufacturing units in PM MITRA. State Government supports will include provision of 1,000 acre land for development of a world class industrial estate.

 

For a greenfield PM MITRA Park, the GoI development capital support will be 30% of the project cost, with a cap of Rs 500 crore. For brownfield sites, after assessment, development capital support at 30% of project cost of balance infrastructure and other support facilities to be developed and restricted to a limit of Rs 200 crore. This is in a form of viability gap funding to make the project attractive for participation of private sector.

 

The PM MITRA parks will have:

  • Ø  Core Infrastructure: incubation centre & plug & play facility, developed factory sites, roads, power, water and waste water system, common processing house & CETP and other related facilities e.g. design centre, testing centres etc.
  • Ø  Support Infrastructure: Workers’ hostels & housing, logistics park, warehousing, medical, training & skill development facilities

PM MITRA will develop 50% area for pure manufacturing activity, 20% area for utilities, and 10% of area for commercial development.

 

PM MITRA Park will be developed by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which will be owned by State Government and Government of India in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode. The Master Developer will not only develop the Industrial Park but also maintain it during the concession period. Selection of this Master Developer will happen based on objective criteria developed jointly by State and Central Governments.

 

SPV in which State Government has majority ownership will be entitled to receive part of the lease rental from developed industrial sites and will be able to use that for further expansion of textiles industry in the area by expanding the PM MITRA Park, providing skill development initiatives and other welfare measures for workers.

 

Government of India will also provide a fund of Rs 300 Crore for each PM MITRA Park to incentivise manufacturing units to get established. This will be known as Competitiveness Incentive Support (CIS) and will be paid upto 3% of turnover of a newly established unit in PM MITRA Park. Such support is crucial for a new project under establishment which has not been able to break even and needs support till it is able to scale up production and be able to establish its viability.

 

Convergence with other Central Government and State Government Schemes is available as per their eligibility under the guidelines of those schemes. This will enhance the competitiveness of the textiles industry, by helping it in achieving economies of scale and will create huge job opportunities for millions of people. Leveraging economies of scale, the scheme will help Indian companies to emerge as global champions.