The department of Industries was set up with the objective of establishing Cottage and Small Scale Industries, Industrial Cooperatives and extending credit to artisans.
District Industries Centres were established in 1978 to serve as the nodal agency in the District to assist the entrepreneurs for establishment of the Industries.
Government have enacted “Industrial Single Window Clearance Act” in 2002 for speedy processing and issue of various approvals / clearances / permissions required for setting up of an Industrial undertaking.
Project with investment more than Rs.250 crores are called Mega Projects as per the new Industrial Promotion Policy 2010-15.
Government of India have introduced a Credit linked subsidy programme called “Prime Minster’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) from September 2008 by merging the two schemes i.e., PMRY & REGP for generation of employment opportunities through establishment of Micro enterprises in rural as well as urban areas.
The PMEGP is a Central Sector Scheme implemented by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and will be implemented by KVIC, a statutory body created by the Khadi and Village Industries Act, 1956 which will be the single National Level implementation agency for PMEGP.
Government of Andhra Pradesh have announced Industrial Investment Promotion Policy 2010-2015, in the year 2010 extending various incentives for the MSME Sector and Large Industries.
The AP Industrial Investment Promotion Policy 2010-2015 covers the whole of the State except in the Municipal Corporation limits of Vijayawada, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation excluding existing Industrial Estates/Parks, Industrial Estates notified/ to be notified and commence commercial production on or after 01/07/2010 but before 31/03/2015.
Mega projects i.e. projects with an investment of Rs.250 crores and above or a project that created employment to more than 2000 persons are eligible for all the incentives available for Large & Medium Scale industries.
Government have introduced an Interest Subsidy Scheme of “Pavala Vaddi” to reduce the financial burden for setting up of New Micro & Small Enterprises including Food Processing Industries in the State.
The “Pavala Vaddi” Scheme shall be applicable to the Term Loan availed by eligible new Micro & Small Enterprises on or after 1-7-2010.
Government has announced reimbursement of Power @ Rs.1/- per unit exclusively to the Food Processing units under Food Processing Policy of A.P .
Government have introduced the Scheme of “Industrial Infrastructure Development Fund (IIDF)” for providing financial assistance to develop infrastructure facilities at the doorstep of the proposed industrial estates/unit.
Shapoorji Pallonji Biotech Park is located at Turkapalli (Village), Shamirpet (Mandal), Ranga Reddy District in an area of 300 acres.
APIIC has also developed Biotech Park at Karakapatla (V), Mulugu (M) of Medak District in an area of 609 acres.
Government of India with a view to act as magnets for attracting industries in backward districts, have approved Growth Centers to provide best infrastructure facilities available in the country in respect of power, water, telecommunications.
The cost of each Growth Centre is Rs.30 crores.
The financing pattern of the Growth Centre is in the ratio of 2:1.
Government of India have sanctioned 4 Growth Centers to the State which are being set up at Bobbili in Vizianagaram District, Ongole in Prakasam District, Hindupur in Ananthapur District and Jadcherla in Mahabubnagar District.
The APIIC Ltd., is the implementing agency for the establishment of Growth Centres.
Integrated Infrastructural Development Centres (IIDC) is to facilitate setting up of industries in rural/backward areas and to provide stronger linkages between Agriculture and Industry.
The cost of the Centre will be financed by the Central Government by way of grant and the balance as loan from SIDBI.
Government of India have sanctioned 6 IID centres in the State which will be developed by the APIIC Ltd.
1. IIDC, Udumulapur, near Nandyal, Kurnool District.
2. IIDC, Tada, Nellore District.
3. IIDC, Keelapattu(V) Nagari, Chittoor District.
4. IIDC, Madikonda, Warangal District.
5. IIDC, Gajularamaram, Ranga Reddy District.
6. IIDC, Surampally, Vijayawada, Krishna District.
Government have introduced new scheme called ‘CIBS under which funds will be made available to the Industrial Association / Service Societies/ NGOs for the up gradation of the infrastructural facilities such as water supply, power, laying of roads, effluent Treatment Plants, etc. in the existing IEs /SSI clusters identified under the SSI cluster development programmes.
Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) is the nodal agency for the Special Economic Zones in Andhra Pradesh.
There are 114 SEZs approved by the Government of India and out of these, 75 are notified and 27 SEZs have become operational.
Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals,Government of India has accorded approval in March 2009 for development of Petroleum Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (AP PCPIR) in Visakhapatnam – Kakinada Region in an extent of 603.58 Sq.Km.
Andhra Pradesh Gas Infrastructure Corporation(APGIC) was incorporated on 2.9.2009 as a Government Company.
APGIC is a Joint Venture of APIIC and APGENCO with 51 and 49% equity in it respectively.
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), New Delhi is the competent authority to regulate the petroleum and natural gas pipeline and other midstream and down stream activities in India.
The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is yardstick of measuring the Industrial growth in the State.
The IIP is estimated monthly by collecting data from the selected units of Manufacturing, Mining and Quarrying and Electricity.
The main objective is to estimate the contribution of Industrial sector to the Gross State Domestic Product.
There are 30 state level public enterprises (SLPEs) functioning in the state.
The Top five state level public enterprises in 2008-09 whose ‘Capital employed’ is highest are A.P.GENCO, Housing Corporation, A.P.TRANSCO, Singareni Colleries Co. Ltd and APSFC.
The Top five state level public enterprises in 2008-09 whose turnover is highest are - State Beverages Corporation, A.P. GENCO, Singareni Colleries Co. Ltd APSRTC, and Civil Supplies Corporation.
The Top five state level public enterprises that made profits during 2008-09 are Housing Board (Rs.1029.06 crores) APGENCO (Rs.515.20 crores), Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd.(SCCL) (Rs.248.32
crores), A.P TRANSCO (Rs.113.10 crores) and APSRTC(Rs.110.78 Crores).