India to build six new plastic parks

By Satnam Singh
Correspondent

Published: July 22, 2013 2:50 pm ET
Updated: July 23, 2013 7:24 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Public Policy, Asia

CHANDIGARH, INDIA — The Indian government has decided to set up six additional plastic parks, as part of the country's five-year plan that runs from 2012-2017.

The government is already building four plastic parks, in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and Assam. Work on those industrial parks is progressing, and they are scheduled to be finished in a year or two. The six new parks will be in addition to them.

Neelkamal Darbari, joint secretary for petrochemicals, discussed the plan at a seminar on the potential for the plastic industry in northern India. The government identified six states for establishing plastic parks: Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

The plastic park scheme envisages clusters of plastic industry operations including small- and medium-sized enterprises and recycling operations.

Darbari pointed out that use of plastics in agriculture has helped farmers increase crop production, food quality and efficient usage of water resources.


Comments

India to build six new plastic parks

By Satnam Singh
Correspondent

Published: July 22, 2013 2:50 pm ET
Updated: July 23, 2013 7:24 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

California lawmakers give final approval to plastic bag ban

August 30, 2014 6:00 am ET

Under the measure, single-use plastic bags will be barred from California retailers, including grocery stores, convenience stores and drug stores, as ...    More

Image

Poor plastic coating prompts cable recall

August 29, 2014 2:10 pm ET

Australia's competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), has ordered a major recall of 2,485 miles of electrical ...    More

Image

EPA fines RI polymer company

August 29, 2014 1:20 pm ET

A Rhode Island polymer manufacturer has reached a $60,000 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violating federal clean...    More

Image

Haitian's standardization efforts paying off

August 29, 2014 9:53 am ET

Streamlined design efforts and robust export sales helped propel Ningbo, China-based injection molding machine manufacturer Haitian International...    More

California Assembly passes plastic bag ban

August 28, 2014 3:07 pm ET

In its second attempt of the week, the California Assembly approved a bill that would ban single-use plastic bags statewide, the first such ban in the...    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events