Maximum 3 clusters will be made in Madhya Pradesh. After this, two toy manufacturing clusters will be constructed in Rajasthan, 2 each in Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Significantly, two toy clusters have been made in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh under the PEP scheme.
The central government has approved 8 toy manufacturing clusters. Under this, toy manufacturing centers will be built in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu with a cost of Rs 2,300 crore.
- February 22, 2021, 8:43 PM IST
The Department of Industry Promotion and Internal Trade (DPIIT) of the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) will develop toy clusters under existing schemes, such as the Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (PEP). According to a report published in the Economic Times, an official said that the government wants to install toy clusters under the current scheme. A senior MSMI ministry official said that the government has approved 8 new toy clusters in a recent meeting.
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Maximum 3 clusters will be made in Madhya PradeshAccording to the plan of the Center, 3 clusters will be made in Madhya Pradesh at the most. After this, there will be two toy manufacturing clusters in Rajasthan, 2 each in Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Significantly, two toy clusters have been made in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh under the PEP scheme.
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Now getting approval in six months
The MSAE Ministry official said that the government is working very fast to make clusters. Now getting approval in 6 months. After this they are taking 6 more months to install. At the same time, incentives like skill development, construction of facilities like common facility centers, housing facilities and marketing in the existing clusters and e-commerce assistance are being given to the local industry. According to news agency Reuters, another official said that there are plans to make 35 clusters under the PEP scheme.
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Government wants to reduce China’s dominance in toys
In the year 2019-20, around 1.5 billion worth of toys were imported into the country. About 90% of the toys in the domestic toy market come from China and Taiwan. Therefore, the government wants to reduce the supremacy of China by becoming self-sufficient in the manufacture of toys. Current steps: The central government is taking steps under the National Action Plan for Indian Toy Story. At the same time, according to a recent study by the Quality Council of India (QCI), 67% of imported toys failed testing. This revealed that it is very important to make safe toys in the country itself. At present, the domestic manufacturing industry is largely unorganized. There are about 4,000 MSMEs doing business in this industry.
First Virtual India Toy Fair will start
After a few days, the Virtual India Toy Fair-2021 is going to be organized for the first time in the country. In this, there will be an opportunity to see and buy toys of more than 1,000 toy manufacturers across the country. It will run from 27 February to 2 March.