Industry Development

The functions of this section are as under –

  • All matters relating to development, operation and maintenance of special economic zones and units in special economic zones, including export and import policy, fiscal regime, investment policy, economic policy and regulatory framework.
  • Cooperation with all organisations and institutions connected with the provision of services relating to the export effort.
  • Participation and implementation of projects and programmes for stimulating and assisting the export efforts.
  • To achieve excellence in ensuring and enhancing safety of public and property. Providing efficient services to public in proper installation and maintenance of hazardous facilities by adopting modern technologies.
  • To work for collection, compilation and dissemination of trade statistics and commercial information.
  • Production, distribution and development of plantation crops, tea, coffee, rubber, spices.
  • Distribution of minerals and metals for domestic consumption and exports.

Food processing Industry –

  • Help in Formulation and Implementation of Policies for food processing sector.
  • Facilitating creation of a conductive environment for healthy growth of the food-processing sector.
  • Promoting Rationalization of Tariffs and duties relating to food processing sector
  • Widening the research and development base in food processing by involvement of various research and development institutes and support to various research and developmental activities.
  • Human Resource Development to meet the growing requirement in the food processing Industry.
  • Creation of world class infrastructure for growth of food processing sector.
  • To organize workshops, seminars, surveys, research in order to create awareness about the potential and prospect of food processing Industries.

Civil Aviation Industry –

  • Aircraft and Air Navigation: Provision of Aerodromes', Organisation of Air Traffic and Aerodromes
  • Provision of Navigational and other Aids relating to Air Navigation.
  • Carriage of passengers and goods by air.
  • Production of aircraft and aircraft components for civil use.
  • Private air transport including cargo industry.
  • Matters relating to Greenfield airport by Governments, Private/Joint sector Companies.
  • To work with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and International Air Transport Association (IATA).
  • Aeronautical Research.
  • Civil Aviation Training.
  • Civil Aviation Security.

Shipping Industry –

  • Maritime Shipping and Navigation
  • Provision of Education and Training for the mercantile Marine.
  • Lighthouses and Lightships.
  • Ship Building and Ship repair Industry.
  • Fishing vessels Industry.
  • Floating Craft Industry.
  • Planning of Inland Waterways and Transport.
  • Organisation and maintenance of mainland Islands and Inter-Island Shipping Services.
  • Legalisation relating to and coordination of the development of Minor and Major Ports.
  • Port Management.
  • Ship Design and Research.
  • To work with International Maritime Organisation.

Coal Industry –

  • Exploration and Development of Cooking Coal and Non-Cooking Coal and lignite Deposits.
  • All matters relating to Production, Supply and distribution of Coal.
  • Development and Operation of Coal Washeries.
  • Low temperature carbonisation of coal and production of synthetic oil from coal.
  • All work related to coal gasification.
  • Conservation and development of the coal mines.
  • Coal mines provident fund.
  • Coal mines labour welfare.
  • Acquisition and Development of Coal Bearing Areas.

Iron and Steel Industry –

  • Planning, Development and Facilitation of setting up of iron and steel production Facilities including Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) units, Induction Furnace (IF) units, Processing Facilities, Coating Units, Wire drawing and Steel Scrap.
  • Development of Iron Ore Mines and other Ore Mines and Minerals used in the Iron and Steel Industry.
  • Production, Distribution, Prices, Imports and Exports of Iron and Steel and Ferro Alloys.

Textile Industry –

  • To promote planned and harmonious growth of Textiles by making available adequate fibres to all Sectors.
  • To promote Technological up gradation for all types of Textiles including technical Textiles, Jute, Silk, Cotton and Wool.
  • To Promote Skills of all Textile workers, Handloom weavers and Handicraft Artisans.
  • Creation of New Employment Opportunities and Development of new Designs to make this Sector Economically Sustainable.
  • To ensure proper working environment and access to Health Care Services and Insurance.
  • Fashion and Textiles Education.

Tourism Industry –

  • Development and Promotion of Tourism.
  • International Cooperation in the field of Tourism.
  • Help in Rating and Classification of Hotels and Restaurants.
  • Guide Service
  • Infrastructure Development for Tourism Sector.
  • Tourist Facilitation and Information.
  • Field Publicity, Promotion and Marketing.
  • Hospitality Programmes.

Trading

  • Production, distribution and development of plantation crops, tea, coffee, rubber, spices.
  • Distribution of minerals and metals for domestic consumption and exports.

International Trade

  • International trade and commercial policy including tariff and non-tariff barriers.
  • International agencies connected with trade policy.
  • International commodity agreements.
  • International customs tariff.

Foreign Trade

  • All matters relating to foreign trade.
  • Import and export trade policy.

In relation to all commodities, products, manufacturers and Semi- manufacturers including –

  • Agriculture Products
  • Marine Products
  • Industrial Products.
  • Fuels, Minerals and Mineral Products
  • Cooperation with all organisations and institutions connected with the provision of services relating to the export effort.
  • Participation and Implementation of projects and programs for stimulating and assisting the export efforts.
  • To achieve excellence in ensuring and enhancing safety of public and property
  • To work on all issues related to intellectual property including-
    • Patents
    • Designs
    • Trade marks
    • Copyrights
    • Geographical indications
  • Survey and Exploration of all minerals.
  • Mining and metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals(Aluminium, Copper, Zinc, Lead, Gold, Nickel etc)