Land, raw materials in sight, CM plans plastic manufacturing hub
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The state government is planning to develop a plastic-manufacturing hub in Auraiya. The concept paper has already been prepared and Auraiya district administration also made a presentation in this regard before Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, a few days ago. Sources said the chief minister had earlier asked the district administration and other concerned departments to work out the details.
The plastic hub is being proposed in Dibiyapur Industrial area of Auraiya, where Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation has around 100 acres of land. The main driving force for establishing plastic hub in the area is the existing petrochemical plant of GAIL, which produces both high-density as well as low-density polyethylene. Popularly called HDPE and LDPE, they are the raw material required for manufacturing wide range of plastic products — from pipes, toys, buckets, plastic sacks to products required for industrial as well as domestic use.
The GAIL plant annually produces about one lakh tonne of HDPE and nearly two lakh tonnes of LDPE.
When asked about development of "Plastic Manufacturing Hub" in the district, Auraiya District Magistrate Naveen Kumar said: "The plastic hub has been conceptualised for the area because all the basic things required by the plastic manufacturing are available here, right from land, power, labour and most important the raw material. The need is to manage these things in the right manner to facilitate the industry."
"The land available is along National Highway-2, which is just 100 kms from Kanpur industrial area and about 350 kms away from Delhi. There is NTPC power plant in the district and there is abundance of labour in the region. On enquiry we found that little skills are required for the labour required in the manufacturing process of the small and medium scale plastic units," he added.
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