In order to bring about a quantitative and qualitative change and to give necessary impetus to the manufacturing sector, the Department has notified the National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) with the objective of enhancing the share of manufacturing in GDP to 25% and creating 100 million jobs over a decade or so. The policy is based on the principle of industrial growth in partnership with the States. The Central Government will create the enabling policy frame work, provide incentives for infrastructure development on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis through appropriate financing instruments, and State Governments will be encouraged to adopt the instrumentalities provided in the policy. The Department has taken up the implementation of the policy in consultation with concerned Central Government agencies as well as the States.
National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs) are an important instrumentality of the Policy. These zones have been conceived as large integrated industrial townships with state-of-art-infrastructure; land use on the basis of zoning; clean and energy efficient technology; necessary social infrastructure; skill development facilities, etc. to provide a conducive environment for manufacturing industries. So far Fourteen NIMZs have been granted in-principle approval outside the DMIC region, out of which NIMZs at Prakasam in Andhra Pradesh; Medak in Telangana and Kalinganagar, Jajpur district in Odisha have been granted final approval.
- Policy Guidelines (in searchable PDF/DOC) as amended upto 31.12.2016: Guidelines for establishment of National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) is Annexure-I.
- Press Notes and Press releases: The NMP was notified through a Press Note dated 4th November, 2011 which is Annexure-II.
- Circulars/Notifications/Orders with file name indicating subject line in a self-explanatory manner: Annexure-III.