No.CLE / NMP / 2011-12
31st Oct 2011
All members of the Council ,
Sub: National Manufacturing Policy
This is to inform that National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) has been announced by the Govt of India on 25 Oct 2011. The objectives of the NMP is to enable the manufacturing sector to contribute at least 25% of the National GDP by the year 2022, increase the rate of job creation in manufacturing to create 100 million additional jobs by 2022, enhance global competitiveness of Indian manufacturing through appropriate policy support measures, creation of appropriate skill sets amongst the rural migrant and urban poor to make growth inclusive. The policy provides for the following:
- Rationalization and simplification of business regulations
- Simple and expeditious exit mechanisms for closure of sick units while protecting labour interests
- Financial and institutional mechanisms for technology development including green technologies
- Industrial training and skill up gradation measures
- Incentives for SMEs
- Sector specific policy intervention for Special Focus Sectors
- Leveraging infrastructure deficit and government procurement including defense
- Clustering and aggregation: Establishment of National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs)
- Trade Policy
The Leather and Footwear have been identified as priority sectors being employment intensive industries.
One of the measures to catalyze the growth of manufacturing will be establishment of NIMZ which will be developed in the nature of Greenfield industrial townships with state of the art infrastructure with land use on the basis of zoning, bench-marked with the best manufacturing hubs in the world. Each NIMZ would have an area of at least 5000 hectares (12355 acres). The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt of India is the nodal agency for the Central Government in matters pertaining to NIMZs. The State Governments would be responsible for selection of land suitable for development of the NIMZ including land acquisition if necessary, and the State Governments have to submit proposal to DIPP for establishing NIMZ.
The text of the National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) has been hosted in the DIPP website:www.dipp.nic.in.
Interested members may browse the NMP from the DIPP website for their information.
With warm regards,
Ali Ahmed Khan