Industrially Backward States

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  • The primary responsibility of industrial development of backward areas rests with the State Governments.

  • The Union Government supplements their efforts through various Schemes launched by it with a view to promote industrialization in industrially backward areas of the Country.

  • Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) was implementing Schemes for development of North East region and Special Package Scheme for Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir, which have now ended.

  • DIPP was also implementing Modified Industrial Infrastructure Up-gradation Scheme (MIIUS) for establishment of common industrial infrastructure in industrial clusters in the country.

  • Under the Scheme, projects have been undertaken to upgrade infrastructure in existing Industrial Parks/Estates/Areas.

  • Twenty three projects were accorded final approval under the Scheme including 6 projects in the States of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Mizoram and Tripura.

  • These projects on completion are likely to provide direct and indirect employment in the above clusters and also lead to growth of industries.