DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES & COMMERCE
General Manager, District Industries Centre
Alagarkoil Road, Opp. to Circuit House
Phone & Fax No. 2537621 Fax No. 2530358
E-Mail ID: dicmdu[at]gmail.com
The District has a very few reputed organizations in the private sector like T.V.Sundaram Iyengar & Sons, Madura Coats, Fenner (I) Ltd., George Oaks Ltd. etc. which are engaged in the production of variety of goods like tyres and tubes, machineries, textile, conveyor belts etc. and also provided employment opportunities.
District offers ample scope for the field of textiles, readymade garments,
bakery units, and floriculture, dairy and cold storage units, Agro and
Herbal products, Granite stones, Blue metal jelly, Chamber bricks, Rubber
and plastic based industries. There is also a very good scope for starting
food processing and agro based industries.
The following are the block-wise data of existing SSI units & LMI units as on 28-02-2002.
Besides for achieving parity in industrial growth and for distributing economic activities evenly all over the District, there is a need for building up the infrastructure facilities uniformly.
The District Annual Credit Plan envisages implementation of good numbers of innovative and hi-tech projects in the field of agriculture, horticulture, farm forestry, wasteland development, dairy and small-scale industries.
The system of transport plays a pivotal role in overall economic development of any area. Madurai District has well laid out roads and railways lines connecting all major towns within and outside the State. The District has possessed a very good communication network. Water that is essential for industrial use and human consumption are also available plenty in most areas of the District.
37 banking groups along with their branches are operating in this District. Banks and other financial institutions play a crucial role in promoting rapid industrial growth. They should formulate the lending strategy taking into consideration of the following factors.
Promoting new entrepreneurship based upon the genuine requirements of the borrowers
The most appropriate technique for fostering rapid, balanced and decentralized development of SSI is setting up of the Industrial Estates.
In Madurai District, five industrial estates are functioning as follows.
Industrial Estate, K.Pudur, Madurai.
Total extent of land -- 56.054 acres
No. of work sheds -- 74 sheds.
2.SIDCO Industrial Estate, Kappalur, Madurai.
Total extent of land -- 136 acres.
Developed plots -- 148 in various sizes &
allotted to 133 entrepreneurs.
3.Hosiery Industrial Estate, Uranganpatti, Madurai.
Total extent of land -- 69 acres
No. of work sheds -- 147 sheds
This Estate was formulated specially for cluster-based activity of hosiery. Since no response is received from such type of entrepreneurs and most of the existing entrepreneurs have changed their place of location, it has been converted as common estate. It has been proposed to utilize the vacant sheds of 72 by inviting the new entrepreneurs especially from women entrepreneurs.
ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, KAPPALUR
This estate is owned by the Department of Industries & Commerce exclusively for promoting electrical and electronic industries.
Total extent of land -- 35 acres
No. of developed plots -- 105 nos.
AUTOMOBILE CO-OPERATIVE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, KAPPALUR
This is a Co-operative industrial estate under the control of the Department of Industries & Commerce. Owners of automobile service centers have formed this Estate and become members.
Total extent of land -- 23.90 acres
No. of developed plots -- 201 nos.
No. of members in the society -- 209 nos.
Paid up share capital amount -- Rs. 22.07 lakhs
State Govt. participation -- Rs. 20.00 lakhs
It has been proposed to establish an exclusive industrial Estate for women in Madurai. The required land has also been identified at Maruthankulam Kanmoi, Madurai District and the alienation work is under process.
By virtue of having infrastructure facilities and geographical climate, the following industrial activities are seems to be encouraging.
Food and Agro based industries
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES / OTHERS
Glass, Ceramics & Mineral based industries
Scope for Ancillary development
unemployment problem and to have an equitable growth of small-scale
industries in rural area, District Industries centres were formed through
out the Country. The object of the District Industries Centre is to
provide all assistance under one roof. In Madurai, the District Industries
Centre was formed during 1979. The District Industries Centre is headed by
one General Manager and assisted by four Functional Managers.
This team identifies the entrepreneur and renders all assistance by co-ordinate effort to commission the small-scale industrial units chosen by them. The motivation conducted yields the result of desire by changing the student population to an entrepreneur. There are many agencies providing avenue for development of entrepreneurship including Government. The District Industries Centre, Madurai conducts motivation campaigns in all the Blocks with the assistance of Panchayat Presidents and also for the Final-year students of Colleges of Engineering and Arts, Polytechnics and also Industrial Training Institutes. Likewise, seminars on specific areas viz. Information technology, silk weaving, etc. are being arranged in co-ordination with the voluntary organisations. The motivation and seminars have at gross root level creates a desire among the student population to choose self-employment opportunity instead of waiting for wage employment.
2. TECHNICAL LIBRARY
The District Industries Centre, Madurai is equipped with a Technical Information Library. The Library contains more than 1000 technical books of various Industrial projects ranging from Rs.50, 000 to Rs.60 lakhs. The journals and periodicals are also provided for the benefit of the entrepreneurs to have fair knowledge on the latest technology and market potential prevalent in the Country. This Library encourages the entrepreneurs to choose industrial ventures and to equip them with sufficient knowledge to face the competition in the market.
3. SINGLE WINDOW COMMITTEE
To remove the hurdles of the entrepreneur in their chosen ventures, Government under the Chairmanship of the District Collector constitutes a Committee called ‘SINGLE WINDOW COMMITTEE’. The General Manager, District Industries Centre is a Member-Secretary and other departmental heads of the District are members in the Committee. The Committee meets once in a month and clears the pendency where statutory provisions are to be fulfilled. On account of this, considerable delay in getting clearance is reduced. This indirectly helps the entrepreneurs to commission the project within the targeted time schedule.
4. Entrepreneur Development Programme for Women
The Government of Tamilnadu encourages entrepreneurship among Women through 5 LAKHS WOMEN E.D.P. IN 5 YEARS. The Government also extends incentives such as Margin money subsidy for First Generation Women Entrepreneur who are Single, Widow, Destitute or Divorcee at 10% on the project cost or Rs.50, 000 whichever is less. Women entrepreneurs are entitled for preferential treatment in allotment of sheds/developed plots in the Industrial Estates.
5. Small Scale Industries Registration
Small scale Industries Registration is one of the main functions for recognition to obtain incentives and concessions from Government. Provisional Small-scale industries the District Industries Centre having validity of 5 years issues Registration. This facility now extended through selected Internet Browsing centers for issuing online SSI provisional registration immediately on paying Rs.50 each. This is converted into Permanent Registration after the unit commences its production. Further registration of Cottage Industries and Handicraft Industries are also done.
6.Concessions and subsidies
To encourage small-scale industries and for equitable distribution and growth in the District, the Government has announced various concessions. The Government has notified SEDAPATTI and KOTTAMPATTI blocks as Industrially Most Backward blocks and MADURAI (EAST), ALANGANALLUR, VADIPATTI, USILAMPATTI, CHELLAMPATTI, KALLIKUDI and T.KALLUPATTI blocks and all Industrial Estates as Industrially Backward.
ANNA MARUMALARCHI THITTAM
Having understood the fact that the engine of industrial growth lies in Agro –business sector , the Government have announced a scheme called " NEW ANNA MARUMALARCHI THITTAM" wherein the Government direct that the scheme shall be implemented in 385 blocks of the State. Small Scale Industrial units not exceeding three Agro-based economic activity with a minimum capital investment of Rs.1 Crore and more with the capacity to generate employment would be encouraged in each of the 385 blocks in the State under the scheme
The Agro-based industries including processing of Horticulture produce, flower based extracts, coir and food processing, shall be encouraged under the scheme. The following are some of the agro-based projects which can be started in Madurai district under the scheme.
The following incentives will be granted as a "Special Package Scheme" to the units set up under New Anna Marumalarchi Thittam.
To converge the efforts of all the concerned departments at the District level, Government constitute a District Level Committee under the Chairmanship of the District Collector with the General Manager, District Industries Centre as the Nodal Officer. The Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency(DRDA), Joint Director, Agriculture, Deputy Director Horticulture and the Regional Manager, TamilNadu Industrial Investment Corporation (TIIC) will be other members of the Committee.
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To encourage the coir industries, the COIR BOARD is releasing the subsidy on the machineries installed at lump sum depending on the end products.
MARGIN MONEY ASSISTANCE BY THE K.V.I.C. :
To encourage the industries in rural area level, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission is sanctioning margin money assistance to the industries located in the rural areas, which are within the population of 20,000 at the rate of 25% on the project cost approved by the financial institutions.
This scheme was first introduced through out the Country by the Honourable Prime Minister of India on the Independence Day of 1993 and implemented with effect from 2nd October 1993. The object of the scheme is to provide self-employment opportunities in the field of Industry, Service and Business sector to the educated unemployed youth. The scheme is further modified with some concessions during the year 1999-2000.
The following are the norms to qualify for assistance under this National Programme.
The Regional Testing Laboratory is functioning in the complex of SIDCO Indl.Estate, K.Pudur, Madurai. This assists more than 1000 small scale industries in and around of Madurai District by way of testing their raw materials and end-products and issue Certificate. A separate Library is functioning within the Regional Testing Laboratory, which helps the entrepreneurs to gain knowledge about the specific field of various SSI units and project reports.
This centre is issuing Quality control certificate to the Electrical and Electronic products. A separate library is functioning within the complex of this centre. It helps the entrepreneurs to gain knowledge regarding the specific field of various SSI units and its project reports. Further the developed plots are available for the setting up of Electronic industries
An Industrial Co-operative wing is functioning in the Complex of this Centre under the head of Asst.Director of Industries & Commerce (Coir)(Indl.Co-ops) various types of Industrial Co-operative societies such as Coir Indl. Cop-op. Society, Brick Indl.Co-op.society, Tailoring Indl.Co-op.society, Auto drivers’ Indl. Co-op.society, Coal and Coak Indl. Co-op.society, Automobile Indl. Co-op. Society is functioning with a total investment of Rs.4 crores. It extends employment opportunities to about 2000 members. It is also proposed to start new industrial co-operative societies and to extend more employment.