ASSISTANCE TO STATES FOR DEVELOPING EXPORT INFRASTRUCTURE AND OTHER ALLIED ACTIVITIES (ASIDE) IN THE STATE OF KERALA

Assistance to States for Developing Export Infrastructure and Allied Activities (ASIDE) scheme is being implemented since 2002-2003 by the Department of Commerce, Government of India for creating appropriate infrastructure for the development and growth of export.The scheme is implemented in cooperation with the State Governments.In the State Of Kerala KINFRA is the Nodal Agency of the Scheme

Approved purpose for the scheme

  • The activities aimed at development for export can be funded from the scheme provided such activities have an overwhelming export content and there linkage with exports is fully established.
  • The scheme shall be exclusively used for creating infrastructure which does not get reflected either in the state/UT plan nor in the plans of the central ministries or its organisation (s), yet such infrastructure is critical for growth of exports.
  • The projects must be covered under the 1st mile (at the point of production) and last mile (the point of evacuation) consideration.

Approval of Schemes

The State Level Export Promotion Committee headed by the Chief secretary of the State will scrutinize prioritize and approve projects and over see the implementation of the scheme

Land

Land free from all encumbrances is a prerequisite for consideration of projects for assistance under ASIDE scheme

Direct Linkage with Export

The proposal must show a direct linkage with the exports. The proposed investments should also not duplicate the efforts of any existing organization in the same field. The funding for the projects should generally be on cost – sharing basis, if the assistance is being provided to a non-government agencies. However SLEPC may consider full funding of the projects on merits.

  1. The project proposal should be exhaustive and precise. All aspects related to projects should be supported by data, surveys and projection for future etc.
  2. The project proposal should be accompanied by an executive summary, which should contain the following facts:
  • Name and complete address of the proposing organization.
  • Name and complete address of the implementing organization
  • Status of the implementation agency
  • Total cost of the project
  • Financing pattern
  • Whether finance from source (s) has been tied up
  • Whether land, if required, is available for the project
  • Project phasing and date of completion
  • Scope of work (Type of facilities required)
  • Main benefits accruing from the project

Under the scheme, funds for the approved projects may be sanctioned to :-

  1. Public sector undertaking of central / state Government
  2. Other agencies of central / state Government
  3. Export promotion council / commodity boards
  4. Apex trade bodies recognized under the EXIM policy of Government of India and other apex bodies recognized for this purpose
  5. Individual production / service units dedicated to exports.

ETP Funding

Up to 50 % cost of the construction of Central Effluent treatment Plant (CETP) would be given as assistance. Balance 50 % would be provided by the state Government / Organization concerned or financial institution.The Effluent discharge from the CETP should be as per the State pollution Board’s norms as given by the concerned State Pollution Control Bard (SPCB) and should have the consent of the State pollution Control Board.The technical parameters for construction of the CETP should be as per the guidelines issued by the State Government and the Ministry of Environment from time to time

TOTAL FUND RECEIVED BY KINFRA UNDER ASIDE SCHEME OF GOVT. OF INDIA

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Details of fund disbursed by KINFRA to the beneficiaries as on date

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Details of ASIDE Projects in Kerala (Completed)

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