ANNUAL PLAN 2003-2004

After the creation of the State of Jharkhand on 15th November 2000, to optimally utilize the available resources of the State in a planned manner and to accelerate the industrial development of the State, an Industrial Policy has been formulated. To achieve expected industrial growth, the districts of the State have been categorized into three categories, so as to capitalize the industrial potential through planned utilization and development of natural and human resources and to gradually increase the employment opportunities.

In view of above, the State Government has decided to make effective the Jharkhand Industrial Policy-2001. This resolution includes the following provisions:

1.0 INTRODUCTION

1.1 The newly carved out resource rich State of Jharkhand is widely acclaimed as the region of the future, having immense potential for industrialization with its large deposits of minerals, which could provide a firm launching pad for various industries. It is one of the richest zones of minerals in the world. As large as 40% of the total minerals of the country are available in this State. The State is the sole producer of cooking coal, uranium and pyrite. It ranks first in the production of coal, mica, kyanite and copper in India. The geological exploration and exploitation of gold, silver, base metals, decorative stones, precious stones, etc. are the potential areas of future.

1.2 Jharkhand is also endowed with other resources such as surface and ground water, land with immense bio-diversity, moderate climate, disciplined and skilled manpower, adequate availability of power, which are the basic essentials for the growth and development of industries.

1.3 The State Government firmly believes in maximizing capital investment in the State for its accelerated economic development and generation of employment opportunities. The State Government is committed to create an environment conducive to growth of industries in the State. It is determined to encourage investment in the industries based upon the State's agro-climatic, mineral and manpower resources as also in development of infrastructure.

1.4 The Government of the nascent State of Jharkhand, in consonance with the need and aspirations of the local populace and entrepreneurs, the changes taking place in the global and national economic scenario and the competition at the national and international level has found it expedient to formulate an Industrial Policy for attracting investment including foreign investment in identified thrust areas with a focus upon the Balanced Regional Development as also for creation of essential infrastructure including that for power generation.

1.5 The Government is committed to facilitate rapid, accelerated and planned industrial growth of the region. It shall provide the required infrastructure, simplified mechanisms, sensitive and proactive Government machinery and a friendly atmosphere for industrial growth in the State. It is determined to bring the Industrial Development of Jharkhand at par with leading industrially developed states of the country by 2005.

2.0 OBJECTIVES

2.1 The Industrial Policy aims at making Jharkhand one of the most preferred destination for investment, both from inside and outside the country and to ensure accelerated implementation of infrastructure related projects, increasing employment opportunities, improving productivity, ensuring homogenous and balanced development of all Geographical regions of the State with emphasis on development of small, tiny and cottage industries.

2.2 The broad policy objectives are elaborated as below:

  1. Optimal utilization of agro-climatic, mineral and human resources of the State.
  2. To promote economic activities to ensure maximum capital investment in the State with the objectives of increasing employment opportunities, improving standard of living of people at large, specially the deprived and the down trodden sections of the society and to ensure all round development of the State.
  3. Identification of thrust areas and thrust zones to prioritize the sectors and categorization of backward regions with respect to industrialization.
  4. To develop the state of art technology and infrastructure so as to ensure planned and accelerated industrial development.
  5. To ensure Balanced Regional Development so as to prevent socio- economic distortions due to backwardness of any region.
  6. To encourage and involve private sector participation in the process of planned and rapid industrialization of the State.
  7. To promote export of such items, in which the State holds advantage vis-a-vis other States.
  8. Revival of viable sick units.
  9. Simplification of procedures and to ensure administrative and legal reforms so as to provide hassle free sensitive administration and time bound effective disposal of matters in a transparent manner.
  10. To take steps to protect and promote rural handicrafts so as to conserve and enrich cultural heritage, traditions and customs of the region.
  11. To provide better development opportunities to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Handicapped, Weaker Sections and Women and to ensure their participation in the development process.
  12. To promote research and development, technological up gradation and qualitative improvement and utilization of state of art technology to improve product, production and productivity.
3.0 STRATEGY

3.1 The strategies to be adopted for achieving the objectives are broadly as follows:

  1. Rationalize fiscal concessions.
  2. Provide adequate good quality infrastructural support at a reasonable cost for efficient functioning of the industrial sector.
  3. Amend laws / rules for encouraging private sector participation in various sector.
  4. Simplify rules, regulations and procedures to remove bottlenecks for smooth functioning of the industrial sector.
  5. Improve the quality of services to entrepreneurs with sharp focus upon SC/ST categories, handicapped and women to encourage them to actively participate in the developmental process.
  6. Introduce latest scientific data collection system to make the planning process more realistic.
  7. Make the "Single Window System" more effective at the district, the industrial area and State level.
  8. Strive to put in place appropriate arrangements for ensuring timely and adequate flow of credit to industries, specially the SSI sector.
  9. Assist Industrial Sector in their marketing efforts by providing adequate support services backed by appropriate enabling provisions in the legislation / rules.
  10. Facilitate availability of technical and financial support for modernization through increased access to Research & Development facilities.
  11. Give thrust to entrepreneurship development through Establishment of Entrepreneur Development Institute (EDI) and other specialized institutions.
  12. Diagnose incipient sickness and initiate timely measures for revival of sick industries and develop a monitoring system at district level to avoid sickness in industry.
  13. Identify the areas of concentration of traditional skills and provide training, improved design, technological back up and marketing support. Development of "Craft Villages" and organizing "Craft Bazaars" to provide adequate market access to artisans and craftsmen.
  14. Encourage setting up of fruit processing, vegetable processing, spice processing, horticulture and other food processing industries in the State by providing special incentives and basic infrastructure to these industries.
  15. Develop Industrial Parks for specialized activities in the fields of Information Technology, Tassar/Mulberry, Electronics, Plastic, Chemicals, Biotech and Herb, Exports and Food Processing with adequate power, water, communication, transport and other common facilities.
  16. Emphasis on small power generating units and developing non-conventional sources of energy through private participation.
  17. To encourage development of consumer oriented industries such as Plastic, Herbs, Drugs, Leather, Handloom, Handicrafts, Khadi, etc.
  18. Issue of notifications by various concerned Departments to give effect to the strategies of the policy.
  19. Institutionalization of Monitoring and Evaluation mechanism.
  20. Mid-term review of implementation of this policy to ensure timely and appropriate corrective action.

The Jharkhand Industrial Policy - 2001 is effective from 15th November 2000 from which date the new State of Jharkhand has been created. This Policy will remain in force till 31st March 2005.

[A] SECTOR : LARGE AND MEDIUM INDUSTRIES

The major Industrial activity in large and Medium sector in the state, so far, has taken place in Chotanagpur region. The scene is dominated with the Industries like Iron and Steel, Heavy Automobile, Ferrous Metals, Fertilizers, Chemical , Cement etc.

Considerable investments have been made both in public and private sector in basic and heavy industries during previous plans with marginal spread effects in the state. Therefore, the focus has been sharpened on projects leading to generation of higher level of income and increased employment opportunities. Thus the emphasis has been on completion of on going schemes and modernization and diversification, there by effectively optimizing the benefits on investments already made.

One of the special areas of attention has been medium sector industries with their particular relevance to the existing basic and heavy industries in the State, accelerate in growth of ancillarisation and down stream value added product based industries.

There has been lack of adequate consultancy services and data base which are vital for planning of industrial development. This is the sector which will be strengthened by utilizing the services of suitably equipped agencies involved in industrial development programme.

The incidence of sickness, particularly in large and medium sector has to be arrested. The State Government is preparing comprehensive package for rehabilitation of viable projects.

1. Project and Feasibility Report & Consultancy Work

The Industries department performs a major role in promoting, facilitating and co-coordinating the accelerated growth of Industry in the state . To develop specific project for which feasibility study has to be undertaken through reputed consultants and also the committee for rehabilitation has decided to get the viability of the sick units examined by center of excellence of the state.

A sum of Rs.50 .00 lakh has been proposed for the year 2003-2004 under the state plan.

2. Industrial Data Bank

The main objectives are as follows:

  1. Strengthening of data Bank by purchasing additional books, periodicals and Government reports.
  2. Publicity and quarterly publication of review report on industrial development of the state.
  3. Holding seminars and conference on selected topics related to activities of industrial data and industrial development of the state.
  4. Providing training facilities to district level staff.
  5. Updating of information
  6. To achieve the above objectives an Industrial Data Bank has been set up under the control of Industries Deptt., This Data Bank shall work as a data base for industrial planning ,development and monitoring. To attain these objectives a sum of Rs.25 .00 lakh has been proposed for the year 2003-2004 under state plan..
3. Growth Centre/ Industrial Parks

The State Government has formulated an ambitious plan to set up and promote 3-Tier Growth Centres, namely Mega, Mini and Micro levels. Mega Growth Centres at Barhi, Hazaribagh have been taken up for providing modern infrastructure facilities for rapid industrialization. These growth centres envisages an investment of Rs.30 to 40 crores and shall provide quality infrastructure inputs like land, water, power, communication, etc.

Industry specific Mini Growth Centres are being contemplated to be set up by the Government at different locations in the State where specific industrial activity needs to be boosted. The location of these growth centres has been selected keeping in mind the inherent locational advantages with respect to availability of raw material, manpower, connectivity and market.

These Growth centres would shift the focus of growth of industries into rural areas, yet ensuring that these growth centres are located near main highway and the district head quarters. This would help in generating employment for the local population, and the nearest town would provide residential / schooling facilities for the families.

To give boost to village based industries, the Government intends to set up Micro Industrial Areas / Parks at each block level which shall provide basic infrastructure facilities to the rural entrepreneurs, artisans and craftsman. This shall give a fillip to employment and rural growth.

The total allocation of fund a sum of Rs. 850.00 lakh has been proposed for the annual plan 2003-2004.

4. Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) / Special Economic Zones (SEZ)

It is a centrally sponsored scheme. It shall be set up at a suitable place in which certain specified industries which can export at least 33% of their products . The main objective of this scheme is to take necessary infrastructure facilities for the development of such type of industries.

A sum of Rs. 200.00 lakh has been proposed for the annual plan 2003-2004.

5. Industrial Areas/Estates

It is a continuing scheme. There are three industrial area development authorities in Jharkhand state located at Ranchi, Bokaro and Adityapur. These authorities are assigned the job of developing selected areas by providing developed plots, sheds and infrastructure facilities to industrial units.

A new Industrial Area development Authority is proposed to be set up at Dumka during the year to give impetus to industrial growth in whole State of Jharkhand.

These authorities are responsible for locating the potential area for development of large, medium and small industries. Besides identification of resources based and demand based industries, special emphasis is laid on identification of ancillary and auxiliary industries in and around their area ancillary and SSI units, helping them in getting financial assistance as a term loan from state owned financial corporation and commercial Bank.

A sum of Rs. 3252.00 lakh has been proposed for financial year 2003-2004.

6. Industrial Campaign Scheme

This scheme is introduced to attract the investment proposals from outside the state and abroad too. A road show was organized in Mumbai in Sept 02 and due to that several infrastructural proposals have been received .Such road show's and in addition , Buyers-Sellers meets etc .are proposed to be organized to promote marketing of industrial products . In addition , the scheme envisage collection of information regarding infrastructure facilities, new technology etc. by organizing & participating in seminars, workshops, advertisement for investment opportunities in the state through documentary film, publishing informative books etc.

A sum of Rs. 25 .00 lakh has been proposed in annual plan 2003-2004.

7. Establishment of Software Technology Park

The pace of development of Software Industries in the country has achieved.

International competitiveness. Computerization has developed to a significant extent due to the mass scale switch over to Computerization in Banking services, Railway, Manufacturing Industries, Trade, Transport, Insurance, Financial Services, Public Enterprises and Private/Govt. sectors also. It is significant from export point of view, presently its growth rate is 60%. Different State Governments are laying great emphasis on the development of the Software Industries. In view of its bright prospects , establishment of Software Technology Parks at suitable locations has been planned.

In the proposed software park, Infrastructure facilities like marketing, office space, power supply communication link etc. will be provided to the small and medium software manufacturers and exporters.

Therefore, a sum of Rs.500.00 lakh ,as state share has been proposed in the annual plan of 2003-2004.

[B] SECTOR : VILLAGE AND SMALL INDUSTRIES

INTRODUCTION

In the newly created Jharkhand State which is predominantly inhabited by tribal, village and small scale industries have an important role to play in socio-economic development of the state. It is in this context the State Govt. is deeply concerned about the development of rural artisans, craftsmen as well as small and ancillary industries in the Small Sector besides promoting Handlooms, Sericulture and encouraging Khadi & Gramodyog activities which have a tremendous potential. The Govt. is also desirous to promote industrial growth through a package of incentives and other departmental schemes. The Govt. is also quite concerned about the increasing number of sick industries and efforts are being made to rehabilitate them.

The tenth five year plan primarily aims at bridging economic disparity between the rural and urban people by increasing employment opportunities in rural areas. Employment is a major thrust area of the plan. Hence, the major objectives of the Annual plan 2003-2004 are generation of gainful employment through small scale industries by organizing local resource-based units, drawing up surplus labour from primary sector by generating more employment, improving efficiency and quality products, dispersal of industries in rural and backward areas. To achieve the, infrastructure facilities it will have to be provided in clusters in various industrial estate/areas. Besides, development of ancillary and auxiliary industries based on the requirement of their mother plant and utilization of down-stream products are indispensable.

1. District Industries Centre

It is a continuing scheme. DIC scheme has been established to promote in industrialization of the state and to implement different programmes of the state Govt. related to the growth of industries. At present 12 DIC are functioning in the State. Ten new DIC in Chatra, Garhwa, East Singhbhum, Bokaro, Pakur, Koderma, Jamtara, Godda, Saraikela-Kharsawan and Simdega.

A sum of Rs.681.16 Lakh has been earmarked for this scheme for the year 2003-2004.

2. Industrial Assistance Centre (Single window System)

The objective of Industrial Assistance Centre (single window system) is to provide all types of assistance to entrepreneurs and to remove problems faced by entrepreneurs in course of setting up of industries in the site under one roof so that rapid industrialization may take place.

A sum of Rs.15.00 lakh has been proposed for the year 2003-2004 under the state plan.

3. Handicrafts

It is a continuing scheme. It constituted important sector in rural industrialization due to its popularity inside & outside the country. State Govt. is keen in emphasizing the development of handicrafts as it helps in upliftment of socio-economic conditions of the rural artisans. A sum of Rs. 187.72 lakh has been proposed for /Handicraft for 2003-2004.

4. Handloom general (Establishment)

Handloom sector plays an important role in providing part time as well full time gainful employment to weavers in the state. The main objective of annual plan is to provide working facilities to weavers and to import training. Besides, steps are being taken for modernization of looms, updating of technology by running modern design, centre, marketing assistance etc. A sum of Rs. 49.76 lakh has been proposed to be spent during 2003-2004.

5. Sericulture

Sericulture is an agro-based, export oriented industries with immense potentialities of employment. It has direct relevance to the welfare and well-being of the weaker sections of the society, particularly the women folk.

The field formation of Sericulture has been reorganized into 28 PPC's to focus upon all round development of the sector , which includes all pre-cocoon and post cocoon activities. These PPC's are proposed to be fully equipped to boost the production of Tasar, Mulberry, Eri in their respective command areas . Large scale plantation of Tasar food plants is being taken up involving the rural farmers. Jharkhand Sericulture Development Institute (JSDI) and Jharkhand Silk Textile Development Institute (JSTDI) are being strengthened to give an impetus to this sector . Residential accommodation is being proposed to be provided at each PPC which is located in remote areas . So as to ensure physical presence of the Government machinery.

Through these schemes, all types of assistance is being provided for the benefits of people engaged in sericulture sector.

Hence, a sum of Rs. 1369.00 lakh has been proposed for the year 2003-2004 to meet various expenses in this sector.

6. International Trade Fair

India International Trade Fair is organized by Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India every year from 14th to 27th of November. The main objective of the fair is to highlight the country's achievements in various fields like industry, trade, research and development etc. through practical display, demonstration and also interaction at different levels of management and executives.

Every State Government has erected permanent pavilion at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi which is renovated and decorated every year in accordance with the main theme of the fair decided for the year by the Trade Promotion Organization.

A sum of Rs. 150.00 lakh has been proposed for International Trade Fair, New Delhi for 2003-2004.

7. Jharkhand Trade Promotion Organization

Jharkhand Trade Promotion Organization on the pattern of ITPO is being proposed to be set up at Ranchi for which a sum of Rs.200.00 lakhs has been proposed for 2003-2004.

8. E.D.P.

Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) is intended to induce entrepreneurship among the youth and women of the State by imparting suitable training in formulation, setting up industries and thereafter its proper management.

In view of various schemes launched by the Central Govt. for self-employment and economic development of the young men and women in urban and rural areas, the role of EDP has assumed greater significance in providing proper training and guidance for setting up of industries.

During the year 2003-2004, Jharkhand Entrepreneurship Development Institute is being proposed to be set up at Ranchi, for which a sum of Rs. 200.00 lakh has been earmarked as state share and additional amount of Rs. 200.00 lakh has been proposed as central share for the same.

9. Publicity and Publication

For marking wide publicity of different departmental programmes ,policies and activities with regard to the large, medium and small sector, entrepreneurs and to attract entrepreneurs of State and outside the State to set up industries in Jharkhand, it is found essential to strengthen this scheme. Hence a sum of Rs. 50.00 lakh has been proposed for annual plan 2003-2004.

10. Urban Haat

Under the joint enterprise of Handicraft and Handloom, Department under Textile Ministry, Govt. of India and Department of Industries, Govt. of Jharkhand, the project of Urban Haat in Jamshedpur , Dhanbad is proposed to be set up at an estimated cost of Rs. 200.00 lakh. The main objectives of Urban Haat in Jamshedpur , Dhanbad is to organize and promote handicraft items made by skilled artisans of Santhal Pargana, so that they may not be exploited by the intermediaries.

A sum of Rs. 200.00 lakh has been proposed for the year 2003-2004.

11. Aircargo Complex/ Inland Container Depot

A variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers are grown in abundant quantity in Chotanagpur area. A number of vegetables are being transported to various states of the country and there is a good prospect for its export to other countries. Horticulture is another sector with good potential to export. Creation of Aircargo Complex at Ranchi will help in export of these products.

A sum of Rs. 100.00 lakh has been proposed for year 2003-2004.

12. Tool Room at Ranchi/ Dumka

Tool making, tooling is the backbone of industrial houses. One tool room and training centre has been set up in Jamshedpur as Indo-Danish Tool Room.

As the requirement of such tool room in Jharkhand is immense it has been felt to establish additional Tool Rooms at Ranchi and Dumka to cater to the needs of SSI. Units and to provide training to the tribal youths of Jharkhand and provide assistance in design and manufacturing of tools, die, jigs and fixtures for increasing productivity and improving qualities. The aims of this training centre is to bring down the cost of production and increase the efficiency of Industries by supplying trained man power and solving problems of tools, jigs, gauges as per the latest techniques.

A sum of Rs. 600.00 lakh has been earmarked as state Share for the year 2003-2004 and additional 1000.00 lakh has been proposed as Central Share.

13. Design Development and Training Centre

To create awareness and open a new vista of opportunities for local youths of Jharkhand and to open an opportunity of Industrial activity and socio-economic development, a design , development and training centre in proposed to be started at BIT Mesra. This centre will undertake to train the youth in Plastic Processing , design development of moulds, die and plastic products etc.

A sum of Rs. 260 lakh is proposed for the year 2003-2004.

14. Capital Investment Incentive

To meet the claim made by the small and medium size industrial units, which comes into commercial production during the period the Jharkhand Industrial Policy remains effective.

A sum of Rs. 100 lakh for TSP and Rs.500 lakh for OSP has been proposed during the year 2003-2004.

15. Capital Power Generating Subsidy

To meet the claim under Captive Power Generating Subsidy under Jharkhand Industrial Policy-2001, a sum of Rs 50.00 lakh for TSP and Rs.50.00 lakh for OSP have been proposed during the year 2003-2004.

16. Interest Subsidy

To meet the claim under this scheme under Jharkhand Industrial Policy-2001 by the Industrial units a sum of Rs. 300 lakh for TSP and Rs.300 lakh for OSP have been proposed during the year 2003-2004.

17. Group Insurance Scheme

This scheme is available for all Khadi & Village Industries, all farm based industries and forest based industries that employ a minimum of fifty workers/ labours. Under this scheme the state Government worked pay 50% of the premium paid by the employer under contributory Group Insurance scheme.

A sum of Rs. 1.25 lakh for TSP and 1.25 lakh for OSP has been proposed for the year 2003-2004.

18. Feasibility Study Subsidy

Under the scheme project report shall have to be prepared by a recognized consultant approved by the Industries Department. The Project Report Subsidy @ 50% of the cost incurred subject to maximum of Rs. 50,000/- shall be paid.

A sum of Rs. 25.00 lakh for TSP and Rs.25.00 lakh for OSP has been proposed for the year 2003-2004.

19. Pollution Control Equipment Subsidy

Under this scheme subsidy of 20% of the cost of the pollution control and monitoring equipment subject to a ceiling of Rs. 20 lakh shall be provided to a new and existing industrial units for installation of Pollution Control and Monitoring Equipment.

A sum of Rs.25.00 lakh for TSP and 25.00 lakh for OSP has been proposed for the year 2003-2004.

20. Awards for Outstanding Performance

On the basis of objective evaluation criteria, suitable awards will be given by the State Government for outstanding achievement in exports, social services , industrial management , pollution control, energy conservation etc.

A sum of Rs. 2.5 lakh for TSP and Rs. 2.5 lakh for OSP has been proposed during the year 2003-2004.


21. Revival of Sick & Closed Industrial Units

A concerted effort for revival of willing and viable sick industries for overall industrial growth of the State, specially in view of chronic problems of sickness in small, medium and large industries in the State is among the topmost priorities of the State Government. It need not be emphasized that sickness in industries not only affects the revenue of the State but also results in unemployment and non-productive investment.

A sum of Rs. 5000.00 lakh is proposed in the financial year 2003-2004.

22. Khadi Gramodyog Board

To promote Khadi and Village Industries the State Government. has decided establish Khadi Gramodyog Board .To establish the Board and for rebate on Khadi products.

A sum of Rs. 124.00 lakh is proposed in the financial year 2003-2004.

23. Twin Function Corporation

Twin Function Industrial Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation, which would also provide counseling services to small and medium scale units. The Corporation would be set up with an initial capital of Rs 200 crores with the assistance from financial institutions such as SIDBI/ICICI/IDBI/Commercial Banks etc.

A sum of Rs. 200.00 lakh is proposed in the financial year 2003-2004.

24. Exemption on Stamp duty &Registration fee

An eligible industrial unit irrespective of its location will be entitled to exemption from payment of 50% of Stamp Duty and registration fee paid for registration of documents within the State relating to purchase/acquisition of land and buildings for setting up of a new unit.

A sum of Rs. 50.00 lakh is proposed in the financial year 2003-2004.

25. Electricity Subsidy:

To meet the claim under the electricity subsidy under Bihar Industrial Policy 1993 . A sum of Rs 25.00 lakh for OSP and 10.00 lakh for TSP have been proposed during the year 2003-2004.

26. Deen Dayal Hasthkargha Protsahan Yojana

It is a centrally sponsored scheme under the control of the Development Commissioner, Handloom, Ministry of Textile to promote Handloom weavers and their products and their welfare as well under different head e.g .loom & accessories , Common Facility Centre , Computer Aided Design Centre , Publicity and Marketing Assistance a sum of Rs 16.00 lakh has been proposed during the financial year 2003-2004.

27.Technology Up gradation fund:

This fund would be set up with the assistance from RBI /IDBI /SIDBI/ other financial institutions and commercial banks . This would be released on selective basis under the recommendation of a High Level Committee for improving the technology / modernization of such industries which are using a out dated technology but can become competitive if new technology is inducted.

A sum of Rs. 400.00 lakh in T.S.P. and Rs. 400.00 lakh in OSP., has been proposed for year 2003-2004.

28. Weaver's provident fund scheme:

This scheme is implement through agencies /societies who is engaged in providing employment to weaver's in this scheme a sum of Rs.. 8% is deducted from the wages of weaver's and deposited in particular account additional sum of 8% is given from Government out of which 4% Central Assistance and 4% State Assistance . A sum of Rs. 10.00 lakh has been provided for the year 2003-2004.

29. Training & Visit

The staff and officers working in the Industries Department and other organizations related with the development of Industries mentally equipped with latest management, so that the speed of Industrialization is needed to be accelerated. A National perspective and vision is proposed to be inculcated with orientation towards better working culture which is professional, expert and result oriented .For achieving such objectives the staff and officers are required to visit different States like Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. To impart latest management tools techniques and develop the skill, the workshops and orientation program need to be organized by the leading management institutions of the country.

A sum of Rs. 25.00 lakh is proposed in the financial year 2003-2004.

30. Thrift fund:

A sum of Rs. 1.00 lakh has been provided for the year 2003-2004.

31. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

The Government acknowledges the importance of Research and Development to maximize economics, environmental and social benefits. The Government shall strive to strengthen the interface between Research and Development Institutions and private industries. The Government shall also act as facilitator between multilateral UN (International) Agencies and R & D institutions / private agencies / NGO led resource centres.

A sum of Rs. 100.00 lakh is proposed in the financial year 2003-2004.

32. Health package scheme:

The Scheme is implemented through agencies . The aim of the scheme to provide medical facilities to poor weaver's which includes shift of eyes providing lenses. Safte drinking water etc . A sum of Rs. 1.00 lakh has been provided for the year 2003-2004.

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