New Delhi: The Minister of Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal, said yesterday in Parliament that the Government notified the National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) in 2011. The Policy is based on the principle of industrial growth in partnership with the States, and National Investment & Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs) are one of the important instruments of the policy. Government has already granted final approval to the NIMZ in Sangareddy district, Telangana. The proposal for granting final approval of establishment of Hyderabad Pharma City NIMZ in Rangareddy district, Telangana has been considered and recommended by the High Level Committee (HLC).

A letter of Chief Minister of Telangana was received in which the CM has requested an amount of Rs. 500 crore for the development of external and internal infrastructure under Phase-1 of Zaheerabad NIMZ in the Sangareddy district of Telangana.

In this regard, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) had already conveyed to the State Government of Telangana that DPIIT’s financial commitment is limited to extending assistance of Rs. 3 crores for funding the cost of master planning.

For development of infrastructure in the NIMZ, the role of DPIIT is limited to coordination and no finances from DPIIT are committed for this purpose. Project proposals need to be prepared by the State Government and processed for approval as per norms and procedures applicable to Central Sector/Centrally Sponsored/State Sector schemes and projects. DPIIT will forward such requisitions to the concerned Ministries and coordinate between State Government and line Ministries.

DPIIT has already released Rs. 3 Crores to the SPV of NIMZ for funding the cost of master planning of NIMZ in the Sangareddy district. The Department had also forwarded the proposals, submitted by Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC), of external infrastructure linkages, i.e. road linkages and rail linkages, for phase-1 of the NIMZ to the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Ministry of Railways respectively.

The comments of Ministry of Railways have already been conveyed to the Government of Telangana. Further, no proposal for internal infrastructure in the NIMZ has been received from the State Government.

The progress of NIMZ in Sangareddy district of Telangana was further reviewed on 14 November, in the 6th meeting of High Level Committee.

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