The State government will shortly unveil a new Textile Policy for 2013-2018. A draft of the new policy is ready and will be placed before the Cabinet soon, said Minister for Textiles Baburao Chinchanasur.
Speaking to presspersons in the city, the Minister said the draft textile policy has been prepared after studying the textile policies of States such as Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.
“We have also looked at the growth prospects of the textile sector in the State. The new policy is aimed at creating employment opportunities to nearly five lakh people in the next five years. It will also enable the grant of various incentives to textile entrepreneurs,” he said.
He said the State government was expecting investments of Rs. 10,000 crore after the policy is implemented.
The old Textile Policy 2008-2013 had attracted investments of about Rs. 5,000 crore and generated employment opportunities to 2.5 lakh people, he said.
Mega textile parks
The Minister said two mega textile parks would come up in Gulbarga and Gurmitkal. The Union Minister of Textiles will lay the foundation stone for the mega textile park in Gulbarga on September 23, he said.
This park cluster would involve an investment of Rs. 10,000 crore and would generate 12,000 new jobs, the Minister added.
Textile Commissioner D.A. Venkatesh, who said the new policy would be an improved version of the existing policy, pointed out it was framed after consultations with all stakeholders in the State.
“This policy is also aimed at addressing various demands of the stakeholders. While there is a demand for power subsidy from textile mills and powerloom owners, owners of garment factories are asking for additional incentives. “It will be a comprehensive policy that will facilitate the setting up of textile parks, employment opportunities and subsidies for industries,” he said.
Shifting of power looms
The government has also decided to shift all power loom units from residential areas in the city to the Weavers’ Colony on Bannerghatta Road, Mr. Venkatesh said.
“With most power loom units being run in residential areas, people from such areas have complained about noise pollution. We have started the process and some have already moved,” Mr. Venkatesh added.
Gulbarga, September 23, 2013, DHNS:
Skill development centre for textile workers planned in Gulbarga The Union Textiles Ministry has agreed to start new textile parks in Yadgir and Bellary and a skill development centre in Gulbarga for building capacity of workers engaged in textile production.
This was announced by Union Textiles Minister Kavuru Sambasiva Rao in the city on Monday. He was speaking to reporters after laying the foundation stone for basic infrastructure facilities at the Gulbarga textile park at the Nandur-Kesaratagi Industrial Estate on Shahabad Road.
Rao said that the Gulbarga textile park, coming up on 50 acres of land with an investment of Rs 100 crore initially, has excellent opportunities for exporting garments.
“When the Gulbarga park starts operations, it should be able to export garments worth Rs 200 crore annually and the capacity can be enhanced further. The products of the park should be competitive and in tune with the changing needs and tastes of the people all over the world,” Rao said.
State's new textile policy aims to create 5 lakh jobs
By Express News Service - GULBARGA
Published: 18th November 2013 11:11 AM
Last Updated: 18th November 2013 11:11 AM
Karnataka became the first state to launch its new textile policy which aims to attract an investment of Rs 10,000 crore and create about five lakh new jobs in the next five years.
Textile Minister Baburao Chinchansur officially announced the New Textile Policy 2013-18 here on Sunday. The policy replaces the Suvarna Vastra Neeti that began in 2008 and ended this year. “Karnataka has become a model state by announcing its own textile policy. Even Gujarat and Maharashtra are seeking suggestions from the state to frame their own textile policies,” Chinchansur told reporters.
The new policy aims at making Karnataka a preferred textile destination. It intends to encourage textile and related activities, enhance income of small and medium entrepreneurs depending upon the industry and develop production technology and create market for the output. A budget outlay of Rs 1,000 crore is proposed for the policy period.
The state has been classified into three zones under the policy. Zone-1 includes backward districts with potential for textile activities and will be given maximum benefits. Zone-2 includes areas with either very little or no textile activities. These areas will be provided with marginally lesser benefits. Zone-3 is all areas falling in Bangalore urban district, except Anekal, which will not be provided any incentive.
ಗುಲ್ಬರ್ಗ: ಹೈ-ಕ ಭಾಗದ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮ ಮತ್ತು ಅತಿಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮ ಹಾಗೂ ಮಧ್ಯಮ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕೆಗಳು ಉತ್ಪಾದಿಸಿದ ವಸ್ತುಗಳ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ಮತ್ತು ಮಾರಾಟ ಮೇಳವನ್ನು ಡಿ.28 ಮತ್ತು 29ರಂದು ಗುಲ್ಬರ್ಗ ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮ, ಸಣ್ಣ ಮತ್ತು ಮಧ್ಯಮ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕೆಗಳ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ಡಿ.ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ ಮತ್ತು ಎಚ್*ಕೆಸಿಸಿಐ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ಉಮಾಕಾಂತ ನಿಗ್ಗುಡಗಿ ಜಂಟಿಯಾಗಿ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ಎರಡು ದಿನಗಳ ವಸ್ತು ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ಹಾಗೂ ಮಾರಾಟ ಮೇಳ ನಗರದ ಸರದಾರ ವಲ್ಲಭಭಾಯಿ ಪಟೇಲ್ ವೃತ್ತದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಈ ಭಾಗದ ಬೃಹತ್ ಉದ್ದಿಮೆಗಳಿಗೂ ಆಹ್ವಾನ ನೀಡಲಾಗಿದೆ, ಇದರಿಂದ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಬೇಕಾಗುವಂತ ಬಿಡಿ ಭಾಗಗಳು ಇಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಉತ್ಪಾದನೆಯಾಗುತ್ತವೆ ಅವನ್ನು ಖರೀದಿಸಲು ಸಹರರಿಯಾಗಲಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಗುರುವಾರ ನಗರದ ಎಚ್*ಕೆಸಿಸಿಐ ಸಭಾಂಗಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಪತ್ರಿಕಾಗೋಷ್ಠಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ಬೀದರ್, ಗುಲ್ಬರ್ಗ, ಯಾದಗಿರಿ, ವಿಜಾಪುರ, ರಾಯಚೂರು ಇನ್ನಿತರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಗಳ ಸಣ್ಣ ಉದ್ಯಮಿಗಳು ಉತ್ಪಾದನೆ ಮಾಡುವ ವಸ್ತುಗಳಿಗೆ ಮಾರುಕಟ್ಟೆ ಕಲ್ಪಿಸಿಕೊಡಲು ಮತ್ತು ಸರಕಾರಿ ಸ್ವಾಮ್ಯದ ಕಂಪನಿಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ಇಲ್ಲಿನ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಕಂಪನಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಬೇಕಾಗುವ ವಸ್ತುಗಳನ್ನು ಉತ್ಪಾದನೆ ಮಾಡಿ ನೀಡಲು ಪ್ರೇರಣೆ ನೀಡುವ ಉದ್ದೇಶದಿಂದ ಈ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನವನ್ನು ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ ವಿವರಿಸಿದರು.
ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕೆಗಳ ಜಂಟಿ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರ ಕಚೇರಿ, ಎಂಎಸ್*ಎಂಇ, ಎಚ್*ಕೆಸಿಸಿಐ, ಕೆಜಿಟಿಎಚ್, ಗುಲ್ಬರ್ಗ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕಾ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ ಇನ್ನಿತರ ಸಂಘಟನೆಗಳ ಜತೆಗೂಡಿ ಎರಡು ದಿನಗಳ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನವನ್ನು ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಜ.24ರಿಂದ 26ವರೆಗೂ ಇದೇ ಮಾದರಿಯ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನವನ್ನು ಬೆಳಗಾವಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹಮ್ಮಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ಬಿಎಸ್*ಎನ್*ಎಲ್, ಈಶಾನ್ಯ ಸಾರಿಗೆ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆ, ರೈಲ್ವೆ ಇಲಾಖೆಯ ಸೋಲಾಪುರ ವಿಭಾಗದವರಿಗೆ, ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್*ಗಳಿಗೆ, ಈ ಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಎಲ್ಲ ಸಿಮೆಂಟ್ ಫ್ಯಾಕ್ಟರಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೀಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಮಳಿಗೆ ತೆರೆಯುವಂತೆ ಮತ್ತು ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಳ್ಳುವಂತೆ ಆಹ್ವಾನ ನೀಡಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಎರಡು ದಿನಗಳ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ಜತೆಗೆ ಸರಕಾರದ ಹೊಸ ಮಾರುಕಟ್ಟೆ ನೀತಿಗಳು, ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್*ಗಳ ಸಾಲದ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳು, ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ ಉಪನ್ಯಾಸಗಳು ನಡೆಸಿ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ನೀಡಲಾಗುವುದು. ಸಣ್ಣ ಮತ್ತು ಉದ್ಯಮ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರವೇಶ ಮಾಡುವವರಿಗೆ. ನಿರುದ್ಯೋಗಿಗಳಿಗೆ, ಕಾಲೇಜು ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥ್ಗಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಮಾರುಕಟ್ಟೆಯ ಅವಕಾಶಗಳ ಕುರಿತು ವಿವರಣೆ ನೀಡಲಾಗುವುದು ಹೀಗಾಗಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಂಡು ಯಶಸ್ವಿಗೊಳಿಸುವಂತೆ ಕೋರಿದರು.
ಗುಲ್ಬರ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯಲಿರುವ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನವನ್ನು ಉದ್ಘಾಟಿಸಲು ಕೇಂದ್ರದ ಸಚಿವರನ್ನು ಆಹ್ವಾನಿಸಲಾಗುವುದು. ಈಗಾಗಲೇ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾಧಿಕಾರಿ ಎನ್.ವಿ.ಪ್ರಸಾದ ಇನ್ನಿತರ ಅಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಆಹ್ವಾನ ನೀಡಲಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು.
ಫುಡ್ ಕ್ಲಸ್ಟರ್ ಕುರಿತಾಗಿ ಉಂಟಾಗಿರುವ ಗೊಂದಲಗಳನ್ನು ಪರಿಹರಿಸಲು ರಾಜ್ಯಸಭಾ ಸದಸ್ಯ ಬಸವರಾಜ ಪಾಟೀಲ್ ಸೇಡಂ ನೇತೃತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ 23ರಂದು ಸಭೆ ನಡೆಸಿ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ನಡೆಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಹೋಗಲು ಕ್ರಮ ಕೈಗೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗುವುದು ಎಂದು ಎಂಎಸ್*ಎಂಇ ಉಪ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ನಾದಿನ ಪಲ್ಲಿ ಮತ್ತು ಎಚ್*ಕೆಸಿಸಿಐ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ಉಮಾಕಾಂತ ನಿಗ್ಗುಡಗಿ ತಿಳಿಸಿದರು. ಪತ್ರಿಕಾಗೋಷ್ಠಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಎಚ್*ಕೆಸಿಸಿಐ ಉಪಾಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ಬಸವರಾಜ ಹಡಗಿಲ್ ಇನ್ನಿತರರಿದ್ದರು.
Centre sanctions two more NIMZs at Bidar and Gulbarga
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The ministry of commerce and industry has approved two more National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZ) in Karnataka. The second and third NIMZs will be set up at Bidar and Gulbarga. The ministry has already sanctioned the first such zone in Tumkur, for which land acquisition is under progress.
Anand Sharma, minister for commerce and industry today said the ministry is awaiting proposal for one more NIMZ in the state. He reviewed the progress of various proposals of Karnataka government along with chief minister Siddaramaiah and government officials, here today.
“We have reviewed the progress of National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZ) in the state of Karnataka. The new government headed by Siddaramaiah had proposed to set up three more NIMZs in Karnataka and had sent proposal for two and we have approved their proposal,” Sharma told reporters.
He said each of these NIMZ would require at least 5,000 acres land and the government of India would provide assistance for creating the infrastructure. “NIMZ is one of the biggest policy rollouts of UPA government with a view to increase the share of manufacturing from 16 per cent to 25 per cent of the GDP. We have approved 14 NIMZs so far, of which eight will come up along the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor,” he said.
These NIMZs will be developed as standalone integrated industrial townships. The land will be the equity of state governments and government of India will provide infrastructure, he said.
Sharma said the government has also agreed to provide the status of NIMZ to the proposed Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) near international airport in Bangalore. All the incentives being provided to units in NIMZ will be extended to ITIR, he said.
The minister also reviewed the progress of two industrial corridors passing through Karnataka. The first one is Bangalore Chennai Industrial Corridor, which will be extended to Chitradurga. “We have accepted the proposal to extend it up to Chitradurga. The government of Japan, which is partnering in this project, has also agreed. The master plan is completed and the second phase of feasibility report is being done,” he said.
The second industrial corridor is the 1,000-km long Bangalore Mumbai Industrial Corridor, for which the government of United Kingdom will be the partner. This is expected to attract $25 billion investment and create employment for 2.5 million young people. The feasibility study has been commissioned for the project, he said.
“There will be a joint steering committee between the UK and government of India, which will be constituted soon. Both the government of UK and government of India will come out with innovative financing for this project,” he said.
The minister also reviewed many other proposals of Karnataka government such as setting up of a convention centre under the ASIDE scheme. The government of India will give Rs 20 crore assistance for this project, he said.
The government has also approved upgradation of NID centre for R&D into a full-fledged educational campus with more post-graduate and graduate courses under the 12th plan period.
Agriculture Produce Export and Development Authority will set up more cold storages and pack houses at the Bangalore international airport for the export of perishable commodities. The commerce ministry has also approved a proposal for setting up of a Chilli Park in Haveri and a Pepper Park jointly Spices Board, for which the location is yet to be finalised.
Zuari Cement Ltd is set to augment fresh capacities in spite of the tough market conditions in the country, particularly in South India.
“The company is setting up a cement grinding unit at Auj and Shingadgaon in Solapur, a terminal in Kochi and an integrated cement plant at Gulbarga,” said Krishna Srivastava, Whole-time Director.
“The Rs 2,500-crore capacity augmentation will go on in spite of the tough market conditions now, as we believe that there is huge potential going forward.
“The new plant at Gulbarga will have capacity for 3 million tonnes (MT) per annum,” he told Business Line.
Of the country’s cement capacity of 350 MT, South India accounts for 150 MT. However, the demand-supply situation is quite bad in South India, with just about 70 MT of demand.
This situation is mainly due to delays in infrastructure projects securing clearances and low spending by the Government.
Also troubling the cement industry is the fact that the cost of production has gone up in the past couple of quarters.
While rail freight cost is up 30 per cent, the cost of inputs has increased due to the import of coal, rupee depreciation and a hike in fuel cost.
All these are leading to pricing pressure, Srivastava said.
“Cement demand is better in the North and the East but pretty sluggish in the South. Once some of the clearances are expedited and new projects get under way, the demand will get better,” he said.
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