Textile Centre Infrastructure Development Scheme


What is Textile Centre Infrastructure Development Scheme 
Government of India has also launched 'Textile Centres Infastructure Development Scheme (TCIDS)'- for modernising infrastructure facilities at major textile centres of the country. The TCIDS Scheme came into operation w.e.f. 8.3.2002.

Main Textile centres in India
The scheme by its very nature aims at upgrading infrastructure facilities of textile centres such as Tirupur, Coimbatore, Karur, Bangalore, Delhi-Noida-Gurgaon, Panipat, Ludhiana, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bhiwandi, Ichalkaranjee, Burhanpur, Salem-Erode, Varanasi-Mau, Meerut-Pilakhua, Surat, Solapur, Calcutta (knitting), Chennai, Kannur, Amritsar, Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), Malegaon and Bhilwara.


What is the purpose of TCIDS scheme for exporters? How does TCIDS scheme help exporters? Areas covering under TCIDS scheme for Exporters? Who are eligible to claim TCIDS export scheme? What are the different TCIDS export scheme for exporters? How is TCIDS export scheme fund allocated? How does TCIDS  fund release?


A complete  guidelines on TCIDS scheme for exporters are given under:


1. TCIDS Scheme is a part of the drive to improve infrastructure facilities at potential textile growth centres and therefore, aims at removing bottlenecks in exports so as to achieve the target of US$ 50 billion by 2010 as envisaged in the National Textile Policy, 2000.


2. The scheme shall cover investments, which are in the nature of exigencies, or emergencies and which could not be foreseen as part of the annual plan scheme proposals. Broadly, the scheme covers and Investments required for quicker and strategic removal of bottlenecks and for general export facilitation. The investment must reflect its linkage to export promotion.


3. Balancing investment among otherthings may, relate to:-

        construction of roads

       provision of testing facilities

       common effluent treatment plant facilities

       exhibition/marketing hall

       strengthening of power supply

       improving water supply and drainage facilities

       improvement in telecommunication network and IT facilities

       establishment of design centres

       improving warehousing facilities

       improving facilities for movement of goods to sea ports and airports, inland container depots, air cargo                             complexes etc.

      augmentation of transport facilities especially for decongestion facilities to improve human resource

      construction of creche buildings for apparel units


4. Under the Scheme funds can be given to Central/ State Government Departments/ Public Sector Undertakings/ Other Central /State Government's agencies/recognized industrial association or entrepreneur bodies for development of infrastructure directly benefiting the textile units. The fund would not be available for individual production units.


5. The balancing investment should be (other than in exceptional circumstances) not in the nature of a total project by itself but an additive or adjunct to an existing or proposed facility. The Central assistance will be generally limited to 50% of the critical components of the project subject to a maximum of Rs.20 crores for a particular centre.


6. The funds would generally be provided on reimbursement basis. However, in appropriate cases, advance payment may be considered.


7. The investment proposals should be supported by estimates duly vetted by the Department concerned. All the proposals emanating from a particular State/ Union Territory should come through the Secretary incharge of Textiles of the concerned State/ Union Territory and should have an indication/ commitment about the contribution to be made by the proposed agency/ State Government.


8. The benefits accruing from the proposed investment should be quantified in terms of increase in production/exports/investment to establish the project desirability.



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