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Greater Noida: Exports body keen to set up crafts hub, seeks 200 acres

GREATER NOIDA: Even as Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) plans a handicraft cluster with proposed allotment of land in Sector 29 for textile and handicraft industries, the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has sought 200 acres in the Yamuna Expressway region to set up a manufacturing hub for 200 exporters.

The manufacturing hub is predicted to generate nearly 50,000 jobs. For this, EPCH has submitted an in depth challenge record (DPR) to the UP government. A equivalent allotment of 200 acres has additionally been sought by means of the Noida Apparel Export Cluster (NAEC), a frame of textile industry from Noida.

While EPCH’s B2B (business to business) and B2C (business to customer) exhibitions at India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida will likely be utilised as an exhibition outreach centre, the manufacturing hub will entail handicraft exporters’ units akin to furnishings, metal, textiles, copper, and so on. “It will likely be an entire common facility centre operated by means of EPCH with common products and services for exporters akin to a design centre, check labs, manufacturing units, and so on,” stated Rakesh Kumar, executive director of EPCH.

In its 64th board meeting hung on November 27, 2018, YEIDA had licensed a 30% rebate on land allotment for attire and handicraft industry sector where the deficit of 30% is to be replenished by means of the state government. The stated allotment is sought below this scheme. “We submitted a DPR to the state government about two months ago where we met the manager secretary and different senior officials. We have applied for the land rebate as stipulated. The matter is now to be presented to the state cabinet for clearance,” added the chief director.

Meanwhile, the YEIDA officials maintained that the land will likely be allotted according to the state textile policy. “We will allot land according to the textile policy rules of the state government. The involved parties have submitted their DPR to the state government and land will likely be allotted topic to clearance from there,” stated Shailendra Bhatia, further CEO (ACEO) of YEIDA.

Arun Veer Singh, CEO of YEIDA stated that when cleared, “Sector 29 will likely be advanced into a handicraft and textile hub for the promotion of handicraft sector in the region.”

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