Industrial Corridors


Ajit Kumar AJIT KUMARWISDOM IAS, New Delhi.

The 'Make-in-India' initiative aims at promoting India as an investment destination and establishing the country as a global hub for manufacturing design and innovation. 
 
Government has decided to develop 5 Industrial Corridors in the country, as follows:
 
(i) DMIC: Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
(ii) CBIC: Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor
(iii) CVIC: Chennai-Vizag Industrial Corridor (First phase of East Coast Economic Corridor)
(iv) MBIC: Mumbai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor
(v) AKIC: Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata Industrial Corridor
 
i.    Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) covering the States of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Project was approved by Union Cabinet of India in 2007. The institutional and financial structure of the project was approved by the Govt. of India. The Scheme was launched in September, 2011.
 
Out of 24 investment nodes identified for development, 8 industrial Cities as indicated below, have been taken up for development in the first phase of DMIC Project:
Name of the Node                                                                      State
 Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad Investment Region                   Uttar Pradesh
Manesar-Bawal Investment Region                                      Haryana
Khushkhera-Bhiwadi – Neemrana Investment Region    Rajasthan
Pithampur-Dhar-Mhow Investment Region                       Madhya Pradesh
Ahmedabad-Dholera Investment Region                          Gujarat
Shendra Bidkin Investment Region                                     Maharashtra
Dighi Port Industrial Area                                                      Maharashtra
Jodhpur Pali Marwar Industrial Area                                  Rajasthan

 ii. Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC) covers the States of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The nodes namely Ponneri (Tamil Nadu), Krishnapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and Tumakuru (Karnataka) have been identified during perspective planning.
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 iii. Bengaluru Mumbai Economic Corridor (BMEC) covers the States of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Dharwad has been identified by Government of Karnataka for further development. Government of Maharashtra has given in-principle approval for development of Sangli/ Solapur.

iv. Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC) covers the States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Rajpura-Patiala (Punjab), Gohna (Haryana), Prag-Khurpia Farms (Uttakakhand), Bhaupur (Uttar Pradesh), Gamhariya (Bihar), Barhi (Jharkhand) and Raghunathpur (West Bengal) have been tentatively identified as the sites for Integrated Manufacturing Clusters (IMCs) for further development.

v. East Coast Economic Corridor (ECEC) covers the States of West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.  Vizag to Chennai segment of this Corridor has been taken as phase-1 wherein Vishakhapatnam, Machilipatnam, Donakonda and Srikalahasti-Yerpedu (Andhra Pradesh) have been identified for further development.
Land Availability
In DMIC Project, land has been made available at the locations as indicated below:
 
(i) Ahmedabad Dholera Special Investment Region in Gujarat - Activation Area         of         22.5 sq.km.
(ii) Shendra Bidkin Industrial Park in Maharashtra - Phase-1 approx.  8.39 sq.km.
(iii) Integrated Industrial Township ‘Vikram Udyogpuri” near Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh - 1100 acres (approx.); and
(iv) Integrated Industrial Township Greater Noida Limited - 747.5 acres (approx.)
 
For Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC) Project, respective State Governments identified land for Ponneri  - 4480 acres (approx), Krishnapatnam - 13971 acres (approx.)) and Tumakuru - 13000 acres (approx.).
 
For Bengaluru Mumbai Economic Corridor (BMEC), land parcel identified for Dharwad node is approximately 9213 acres.
 
For Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC), the land parcels available for IMCs are Uttarakhand (2934 acres), Jharkhand (2597 acres) and West Bengal (2658 acres).
 
For Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC), 1887 acres of land is under possession of Government of Andhra Pradesh and 24056 acres of land is under acquisition/alienation.
 
Some notable facts -
 
- Five corridors run along 89 districts, 75% of which comprise 183 high potential districts that will account for 77% of India’s GDP from 2012-2025
- 68 of these corridor districts will support 40% of India’s incremental GDP.
- 24 districts will report 5% increase in growth rate by 2020. Such regions grow at a rate of 10% due to a great head-start.
- Twenty-five industry related Ministries are working on sector-specific targets, which have been identified by them after detailed discussion with various stakeholders 

Bottlenecks
 
- Issues with land acquisition and environmental clearances
- Role of private players in the Smart City development is under scan
- Ease of Doing Business Report of the World Bank has painted a dismal picture for India
- Pressing need for many administrative reforms to ensure effective implementation.
 
 



Friday, 25th Aug 2017, 11:16:30 AM

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