Letter to Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Dear Sri. Ananth Kumarji,

This is in continuation to the letter written by our Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Commerce and Sports on the captioned subject matter. The state has submitted a proposal, vide Principal Secretary’s (Industries) letter to the Director, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India, for setting up a Plastic Park in 40 acres of land already in the possession of Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA), the state implementing agency for the development of industrial infrastructure. The total project cost excluding land cost (Rs.40 crores) is estimated at Rs.98 crores for establishing the requisite infrastructure and other common facilities in the Park. This Plastic Park is proposed under the Plastic Park Scheme of Government of India.

It is requested that Central Institute for Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) may establish a centre of excellence in the Park for training in plastic die and tool manufacturing, design and development of plastic items etc., which would help to develop skill to the local youth. Such highly trained youth can find ready employment in the plastic park as well as in other States and Gul countries. There is huge demand for plastic products in the State especially in the sophisticated plastic items in Medicare and industry and the presence of CIPET in full for in the Park will be on added boost to cater to this sector of plastic industry. The Plastic Park would also provide assistance to start-up ventures in terms of infrastructure, concessional power, concession finance and procurement of raw materials and marketing of products, etc.
The proposed Plastic Park shall be a cluster of manufacturers of plastic items, equipments, tools and dies required for such manufactures. The Park will have plastic management centres for recycling and reuse of plastic wastes. The recycling and reuse of plastic wastes is proposed to be done in the plastic management centre to be located in the park.

KINFRA shall be the implementing agency for the setting up, operation and maintenance of this Park. Since, KINFRA is a statutory body of the State Government constituted exclusively for the development of industrial infrastructure in the State, there is no need of a separate SPV for implementing this project as contemplated under the Plastic Park Scheme.
The proposed Plastic Park will be the first project of the state in this sector and I request your personal intervention in this matter to expedite the approval for the proposal already submitted to the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals.

With warm regards,
Yours sincerely,

PINARAYI VIJAYAN

Shri. Ananth Kumar
Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers
Government of India
315-A, SB A-wing, 3rd floor,
Shastri Bhawan,
New Delhi-110001