Jayant Sinha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance has informed the Lok Sabha that for the financial year 2016-17, Rs 3.35 crore has been earmarked under the ‘Scheme for Implementation of National Manufacturing Policy’ for ‘Master Planning of NIMZs’ and Technology Acquisition and Development Fund (TADF). The Centre has announced eight Investment Regions along the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project as National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs). The details are as under:
i) Ahmedabad-Dholera Investment Region, Gujarat
ii) Shendra-Bidkin Industrial Part city near Aurangabad, Maharashtra
iii) Manesar-Bawal Investment Region, Haryana
iv) Khushkhera-Bhiwadi-Neemrana Investment Region, Rajasthan
v) Pithampur-Dhar-Mhow Investment Regioin, Madhya Pradesh
vi) Dadri-Noida-Ghaziabad investment Region, Uttar Pradesh
vii)Dighi Port Industrial Area, Maharashtra, and
viii)Jodhpur-Pali-Marwar Region in Rajasthan.
Fourteen NIMZs outside the DMIC region have also been given in-principle approval (i) Nagpur in Maharashtra, (ii) Prakasam in Andhra Pradesh, (iii) Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, (iv) Medak in Telangana, (v) Hyderabad Pharma NIM in Rangareddy and Mahbubnagar Districts of Telangana, (vi) Tumkur in Karnataka, (vii) Kolar in Karnataka, (viii) Bidar in Karnataka, (ix) Gulbarga in Karnataka, (x) Kalinganagar, Jajpur District in Odisha, (xi) Ramanathapuram District of Tamil Nadu, (xii) Ponneri, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu, (xiii) Auraiya District in Uttar Pradesh, and (xiv) Jhansi District in Uttar Pradesh.
Out of these NIMZs, the NIMZs at (i) Prakasam in Andhra Pradesh and (ii) Medak in Telangana have been granted final approval.