Central assistance to Aluminium Cluster in Odisha under MIIUS

Commerce and Industry

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT FOR PROMOTION OF INDUSTRY AND INTERNAL TRADE

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1349.
TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 29TH NOVEMBER, 2019.

CENTRAL ASSISTANCE TO ALUMINIUM CLUSTER IN ODISHA UNDER MIIUS

1349. DR. AMAR PATNAIK:

Will the Minister of COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government has taken steps to restore Central assistance to the Odisha Aluminium Cluster at Angul under the Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (MIIUS);

(b) the reasons for the withdrawal of Central assistance for the project under the MIIU Scheme, the details thereof; and

(c) the most recent details of progress achieved in current projects under this Scheme?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)

(a) & (b): The project for up-gradation of Infrastructure at Angul Aluminum Park, Odisha was accorded 'final approval' on 18.08.2015 with project cost of Rs. 99.60 crore including central grant of Rs. 33.44 crore under Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme(MIIUS) with a duration of 2 years implementation period of the project from the date of approval. The progress of the project was reviewed in various review meetings and found that progress of project was very slow. Further, the Implementing Agency (IA)- Angul Aluminium Park Private Limited (AAPPL) informed that there was no progress in the project due to resentment of local people. Also, Project Management Agency (PMA), on physical verification of the project reported that overall physical progress was about 7%. Hence, the Apex Committee in its meeting held on 01.11.2018 decided to drop the project due to dismal progress of the project and directed concerned Implementing Agency (IA) to refund the released central grant.

However, a proposal from the State Government of Odisha to restore central assistance to the Odisha Aluminium Cluster at Angul under the Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (MIIUS) has been received. This proposal will be placed before the Apex Committee.

(c): The details of projects progress achieved as on date under MIIUS are at Annexure.
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