Question

What is NIMZ?

A Non-Integrated Manufacturing Zones Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B National Integrated Manufacturing Zones Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C National Industrial Manufacturing Zones Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D National Investment and Manufacturing Zones Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E None of the Above Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

Solution

•The National Investment and Manufacturing Zones are being conceived as giant industrial greenfield townships to promote world-class manufacturing activities. •The minimum size is 5000 hectares (50 square kilometres) wherein the processing area has to be at least 30%. •The central government will be responsible for bearing the cost of master planning, improving/providing external physical infrastructure linkages including rail, road, ports, airports and telecom, providing institutional infrastructure for productivity, skill development and the promotion of domestic and global investments. •The identification of land will be undertaken by state governments. State governments will be responsible for water requirement, power connectivity, physical infrastructure, utility linkages, environmental impact studies and bearing the cost of resettlement and rehabilitation packages for the owners of acquired land. The state government will also play a role in its acquisition if necessary. •In government, purchase preferences will be given to units in the national investment and manufacturing zones. •For financial year 2016-17, USD 0.515 million has been earmarked under the scheme for implementation of National Manufacturing Policy for 'Master planning of NIMZs and Technology acquisition & development fund.

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