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INDUSTRIES & COMMERCE

  1. IMPORTANT SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE DISTRICT
  2. EXISTING INDUSTRIAL SCENARIO
  3. INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES & CLIMATE FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
  4. ONLINE MSME REGISTRATION
  5. INDUSTRIAL ESTATES
  6. FOCUS ON POSSIBLE NEW INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES IN MADURAI DISTRICT.
  7. FUNCTIONING OF DIC IN DEVELOPING MSME INDUSTRIES
  8. ASSISTANCE FROM GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
  9. LOAN ASSISTANCE SCHEMES
  10. REGIONAL TESTING LABORATORY, K. PUDUR, MADURAI.
  11. ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC TESTING & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, KAPPALUR, MADURAI.
  12. INDUSTRIAL CO-OPERATIVE WING

IMPORTANT SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE DISTRICT:

The District offers ample scope for the field of textiles, readymade garment, bakery units and floriculture, dairy and cold storage units, Agro and Herbal products, 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.

EXISTING INDUSTRIAL SCENARIO:

The following are the activity-wise data of existing MSME units.

Industrial Estates in Madurai
S.No Name of activity Number of Units
1 Food and food based industries 5229
2 Cotton textiles 262
3 Hosiery & readymade 3827
4 Wood and wood based industries 1318
5 Paper based & printing industries 4372
6 Leather & leather based industries 292
7 Rubber and plastic based industries 1815
8 Chemical & chemical based industries 756
9 Non-metallic and mineral based industries 510
10 Basic metal industries 128
11 Metal based industries 4810
12 Mfg. of machineries and accessories 398
13 Electrical & electrical based industries & spares 1577
14 Transport equipments & spares manufacturing 28
15 Miscellaneous industries 6145
16 Individual Service based units 224
17 Individual service business based units 55
18 Repairing and servicing units 800
Total 32546

INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES & CLIMATE FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT:

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.

  1. Taking lending decisions expeditiously based upon the viability of project reports.
  2. Focusing increased attention on developing backward and most backward areas of the District.

Promoting new entrepreneurship based upon the genuine requirements of the borrowers

ONLINE MSME REGISTRATION:

In view of publication of Notification issued by Government of India in January 2016, easiest opportunity given to every MSME to register their firm through online mode in the website: www.udyogaadhaar.gov.in. For this Registration, the copies of aadhaar card and SB A/C pass book are enough to file their enterprise. 32546 MSMEs were registered though online till date.

INDUSTRIAL ESTATES 6IN MADURAI

S.No Industrial Estate Number of Units
1 SIDCO Industrial Estate – K.Pudur 85
2 SIDCO Industrial Estate – Kappalur 405
3 Madurai Hosiery Industrial Estate – Uranganpatti 135
4 Madurai Integrated Textile Park – Vadipatti 24

Land has been identified for the formation of New Industrial Estates in Ambalakaranpatti, Idayapatti and Sedapatti villages.

FOCUS ON POSSIBLE NEW INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES IN MADURAI DISTRICT

By virtue of having infrastructure facilities and geographical climate, the following industrial activities are seems to be encouraging.

Food and Agro based industries

  1. Instant food mixes
  2. Bakery & biscuit
  3. Sugar candy and confectionery
  4. Cardamom oil, pepper oil.
  5. Fruit jams & jelly
  6. Tomato ketch up, juice, pickles
  7. Peanut candy
  8. Dehydration of fruits & vegetables
  9. Dairy product
  10. Potato chips & roasted cashew nuts
  11. Fruit squashes, cordials and fruit juices.
  12. Mushroom processing
  13. Jasmine cultivation and extraction
  14. Appalam/papadam manufacturing
  15. Cold Storage of Vegetables and fruits

CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

  1. Detergent soaps
  2. Injection moulded plastic industrial items
  3. PVC—Electrical conduct pipes
  4. FRP—Light roofing
  5. Disposable cups & sauces
  6. Gummed paper tapes
  7. HDPE blow moulded containers, furniture
  8. Auto rubber moulded goods
  9. Rubber play balls
  10. Card Board cartons
  11. PVC—dairy covers, money pouches, spectacle frames
  12. Adhesives (rubber based)
  13. Liquid soap
  14. Zinc sulphate.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES / OTHERS

  1. Aluminum builders hardware
  2. Bolts & nuts
  3. Rolling shutters
  4. Automobile repaid workshops & servicing station
  5. Small springs used in various mechanisms
  6. Drums up to 60 litres capacity
  7. Ferrous and non-ferrous foundry unit
  8. Powder coating unit

GLASS, CERAMICS & MINERAL BASED INDUSTRIES

  1. Printed circuit board
  2. Emergency lamps
  3. Small transformers for electronic application
  4. Assembling of digital clock
  5. Electronic ignition system for automobiles
  6. TV booster amplifier

HOSIERY

  1. Cotton vests & briefs
  2. Readymade garments

LEATHER

  1. Industrial hand gloves
  2. Leather goods like hand bags, belts, key purses.

SCOPE FOR ANCILLARY DEVELOPMENT

  1. Gear cuttings
  2. Plastic mouldings
  3. Foundry
  4. Machine shop for precision spares
  5. Motor rewinding
  6. Jigs for textile spares
  7. Heat treatment plant
  8. Material handling equipments
  9. Quality leather parts
  10. Diesel engine spare parts
  11. FRP articles and components.

FUNCTIONING OF DIC IN DEVELOPING MSME UNITS:

To solve 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.

MOTIVATION CAMPAIGNS

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.

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.

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 twice 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. Further it is 100% online applicable case.

UAM REGISTRATION

Udyog Aadhaar Memorandum (UAM) Registration through online mode is one of the main functions for recognition of MSMEs to avail incentives and concessions from Government. Further registration of Cottage Industries and Handicraft Industries are also done.

INCENTIVES AND SUBSIDIES

S.NO NAME OF SUBSIDY QUANTUM OF SUBSIDY ELIGIBILITY TO AVIAL SUBSIDY
1 CAPITAL INVESTMENT SUBSIDY 25% On Total Plant & Machinery value Registered MSMEs engaged in selected line of activities
2 LOW TENSION POWER TARIFF SUBSIDY (LTPT) 20% On the payment of Electricity Charges. Registered MSMEs engaged in selected line of activities. This subsidy granted for First three years from the date of commencement of production on the basis of Eligibility Certificate.
3 GENERATOR SUBSIDY 25% On the total value ofGen.Set. Registered MSMEs engaged in selected line of activities. This subsidy granted for purchasing of Gen.Set upto320KVA
4 VAT REIMBURSEMENT SUBSIDY 100% On the payment of VAT Taxes by the MSME upto the level of Plant & Machinery value. Registered MSMEs engaged in selected line of activities. This subsidy granted for the period of six years subject to the total value of Plant & Machinery.

ASSISTANCE FROM GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

COIR SUBSIDY

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.

LOAN ASSISTANCE SCHEMES:

In order to motivate the self employment among the educated unemployed youths, this department has launched the effective cum subsidy assisted loan schemes viz; PMEGP, UYEGP and NEEDS. The details and highlights of the loan schemes are described below:

Components New Entrepreneur-cum-Enterprise Development Scheme (NEEDS) Unemployed Youth Employment Generation Programme (UYEGP) Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)
AGE 21 – 35 years(General)
21 – 45 (Others)
18 – 35 years (General)
18 – 45 (Others)
Minimum – 18 years
Maximum – no limit
EDUCATION Degree,
Diploma,
I.T.I
Minimum 8th std pass. Minimum 8th std pass for
project cost above 10 lakhs in Manufacturing and above 5 lakh in service.
PROJECT COST Minimum 10 lakhs to
Maximum 500 lakhs
(Manufacturing & Service sector)
Manufacturing – Max 10 lakhs
Service – Max 3 lakhs
Trading – Max 1 lakh
Manufacturing – Max 25 lakhs
Service – Max 10 lakhs

REGIONAL TESTING LABORATORY, K.PUDUR,MADURAI:

The Regional Testing Laboratory is functioning in the complex of Industrial Estate, Mattuthavani Road, K.Pudur, Madurai. This laboratory assists more than 1000 MSMEs in and around of Madurai District by way of testing their raw materials and end-products and issue Test Certificates extending 50% fee concession . All types of building materials, water, chemicals etc are tested in this Laboratory.

ELECTRONIC DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING CENTRE,MADURAI:

This centre is issuing Quality control certificate to the Electrical and Electronic products. Further this centre administrated the developed plots in the Industrial Estate for the setting up of Electronic industries. Now all the Industrial Estates were handed over to SIDCO.

INDUSTRIAL CO-OPERATIVE WING:

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.

IMPLEMENTATION OF RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT (RTI 2005 ACT)

The applicable informations required under RTI ACT 2005, are given to the needy persons within the stipulated time period. The details of PIO and AIO are given below:

Public Information Officer:
Project Manager/Assistant Director,
District Industries Centre, Madurai 2.

Applette Information Officer:
General Manager/Joint Director,
District Industries Centre, Madurai 2.

GENERAL INFORMATION

General Manager, District Industries Centre
Alagarkoil Road, Opp. to Circuit House
Madurai-2.
Phone .No. 0452 – 2537621
E-Mail ID: dicmdu2011[at]gmail[dot]com