|ASSAM INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION|
|The Assam Industrial Development Corporation
Limited (AIDC) was started by the government
of Assam in 1965 as one of the major industrial
implementing agencies in medium and large sector. Today,
it stands as the catalyst in all aspects of industrial
development of the state, both in public as well as in private sector. Since its inception AIDC has promoted many industrial units in the state sector as well as in joint/private sector.
The activities and the performance of the corporation are as follows:-
Presently AIDC is constructing an Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) at Amingaon in Kamrup District at an estimated cost of Rs. 14.62 crores. The park will create high standard infrastructural facilities to facilitate setting up of Export Oriented Units
(EOU) by the interested entrepreneurs.
Important features of the EPIP
The park will provide developed land with power,
water, roads, sewerage and drainage, telecommunication
and other requisite
Only those units shall be, allowed to establish in the park that give a legal undertaking to the State Government to export not less than 25% of their total production in value terms.
The park is located at Amingaon within Greater Guwahati and adjacent to Inland Container Depot. The, Guwahati airport is 15 Kms. away from the site. Allotment of plots will be made to non-polluting industries.
An area measuring 550 acres has been taken over for setting up a growth centre at Matia in the district of Goalpara with a project cost at Rs. 22.00 crores. The preliminary works are in progress. The foundation stone of this centrally sponsored Growth Centre at Matia in Goalpara District was laid on 29th April'99.
The Central Govt. has approved setting
up of an Industrial area under Integrated
Infrastructure Development (IID) scheme at Dalgaon in the district
The Govt. of India has issued Letter of Intent
(LOI) to AIDC for establishment of a Gas Cracker
and Petro-chemical Complex with 3,00,000 TPA
Assam Industrial Development Corporation Ltd., Assam Gas Company Ltd., and Allied Resins and Chemicals Limited, Calcutta have signed an MOU for establishing a 150 TPD Methanol Plant in assisted sector in the State. The Project cost is estimated at Rs. 300 crores. The project will he located at Duliajan in Tinsukia District.
The Govt. of India issued a Letter of Intent (LOI) to AIDC for setting up an Aromatic Complex based on Naphtha produced in the refineries of the State. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India has given commitment/linkage for supply of Naptha to AIDC for Assam Gas Cracker and Aromatic Projects. The Project cost is estimated at Rs. 440 crores.
AIDC has identified a series of downstream industries based on the product-mix of the Gas Cracker Project. Some of these down-stream industries are as given below:
LLDPE based injection moulded unit, HMHDPE `L' ring barrels/drums, HDPE based blow moulding unit, Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR), Roto moulded storage tanks and containers, LLDPE blown/ extruded film for non-food packaging applications, Bitumen laminated LLDPE film for non-food packaging viz. fertilisers etc., LLDPE based foam sheets for packaging applications, LLDPE based air bubble film for packaging, LLDPE based extruded nets, LLDPE based 2 layer coestruded film, HM HDPE film, HDPE pipes, HDPE extruded box strappings, HDPE injection moulded unit for bottle closures, caps etc., HDPE moulded luggage unit, HDPE based plastic furniture unit, HDPE based toys unit, HDPE based tooth brush unit, Thermoformed disposable cups/trays etc. unit.
Considering the recent trends of processed food in national and international market, the Corporation has identified the following Agro Food processing projects for setting up in the State:
AIDC has prepared project profiles on rubber based projects for which private sector/NRI investment have been invited by the State Government Investors for these projects in private sector will be provided all sorts of assistance by AIDC. Government incentives will be made available for successful implementation of the following projects:
The Corporation is taking steps to establish a Biotechnology Park for development of agrihorticultural, floricultural and forestry resources and setting up of biotechnology based industries in the State.
The Department of Electronics, Government of India has approved the project for the setting up of the Software Technology Park (STP) at Guwahati.
The STP Guwahati would be set up with a total project cost of Rs. 500 lakhs. As a special measure, the Govt of India will contribute 80% of the project cost and the balance 20% of the project cost is to be contributed by the Government of Assam.
The Corporation is implementing the Industrial Policy of the Government of Assam for medium and large-scale industries through Udyog Sahayak Division which provides the following incentives to entrepreneurs:
The Corporation also acts as a financial institution to provide financial assistance for setting up medium scale industries in the State. The Corporation operates the Refinance Scheme of IDBI and the Assisted Sector Equity Scheme of Govt. of Assam to provide the necessary financial assistance. The Term Loan assistance has already been provided to various units under IDBI's Refinance Scheme and Equity assistance under assisted sector scheme. The financial assistance extended by the Corporation during the past few years is as under:
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
The Corporation has provided training to Entrepreneurs, Engineers, Diploma holder's etc. under its Human Resource Development programme to create a sound entrepreneurial base and to prepare the technical manpower for competitive environment.
The Corporation has trained a number of graduate engineers and diploma holders as a part of its orientation-training programme at EDII, Ahmedabad and Refinery etc. The Corporation has also arranged training programme for Women Entrepreneurs sponsored by IREDA at Guwahati.
AIDC SPONSORS A MAJOR GROWTH CENTRE (From our correspondent)
Assam Chief Minister Shri Prafulla Kumar Mahanta laid the foundation stone of the Rs.22 crore Industrial Growth Centre at Matia, 18 km from Goalpara on 29.04.1999. The Growth Centre at Matia covering 450 acres, the second after Balipara in the Sonitpur District, is a centrally sponsored project and the Assam Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (AIDC) is the sole implementing agency, which would look after the day-to-day management including maintenance of the Centre.
Mr. Mahanta, in his speech, said that the basic objectives of the growth centre were to build and provide industrial infrastructural facilities in an integrated manner, encourage growth of industrial units in the state, particularly in the industrially backward Goalpara region and to sustain the involvement and interest of the State Government in building and maintaining such facilities. He expressed the hope that the centre would be able to improve the industrial scenario in the district and the neighbouring areas.
Underlining the necessity to generate self-employment among the youths, the Chief Minister said that Government was contemplating setting up a Rs. 300 crore Methanol project at Duliajan in the Dibrugarh District and a Rs. 440 crore aromatic project, which would provide ample opportunities to the youths in this regard.