Circular No. ES/238/2021-22 03rd February, 2022
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Government is providing financial assistance of Rs. 18.18 Cr for each Apparel and Garment Making Center in North East States under NERTPS
We would like to inform you that the Government is providing financial assistance of Rs. 18.18 Cr for each Apparel and Garment Making Center in North East states for infrastructure capacity building under North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS). In this regard, a Press Release has been issued by the Ministry of Textiles.
Each Apparel and Garment Making Centers consisting of 3 units of 100 machines is set up with 100% Government funding and the facilities are made available to entrepreneurs having background in textiles/fashions for starting their units in ‘Plug & Play’ mode (Details given in the Press Release).
To create an integrated workspace and linkages based entrepreneurial ecosystem for (i)Promoting entrepreneurship in apparel manufacturing; (ii) Creating additional manufacturing; (iii) Generating additional employment opportunities, (iv) Scheme for Incubation in Apparel Manufacturing was launched during the 12th Five Year Plan.
During this period, three project were approved viz. (1) Incubation Centre in Gwalior; (2) Incubation Centre in Apparel Manufacturing at Bhubaneshwar an (3) Incubation Centre in Apparel Manufacturing at Panipat.
Steps taken by the Government to promote apparel manufacturing and its export in the country are as follow:-
- Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for textiles for Man Made Fibre, Apparel & Fabrics and Technical Textiles has been launched in 2021-22. It is expected to attract investment of Rs. 19000 crore for manufacturing of notified product and will be able to provide employment opportunity for 7.5 lakh persons.
- PM- MITRA Park Scheme to set up 7 Mega Textiles Manufacturing Parks in the country has also been launched in 2021-22. This will reduce logistics cost and will improve Competitiveness of Indian textile manufacturing. Once completed one such park is expected to provide employment to 1 lakh persons directly and 2 lakh persons indirectly.
- In order to make textiles products cost competitive and adopting the principle of zero rated export, the Union Cabinet has given its approval on 14th July 2021 for continuation of Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) on exports of Apparel/Garments (Chapters-61 & 62) and Made-ups (Chapter-63) till 31st March 2024. The other textiles products (excluding Chapter 61, 62 and 63) which are not covered under the RoSCTL shall be eligible to avail the benefits, if any, under RoDTEP along with other products.
- Apart from this, the Government is also running Schemes viz. Amended Technology Up-gradation Scheme (ATUFS), Integrated Processing Development Scheme (IPDS), Scheme for Integrated Textile Park (SITP), National Technical Textile Mission (NTTM), etc. for holistic development of textile sector.
Members may kindly make a note of the above.