New Delhi : Fertilizer Ministry informed Parliament that it has sought funds from the Finance Ministry for setting up 11 new plastics engineering institute (CIPET) centres in states such as Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir. There are 28 CIPET centres in the country at present.
The Centre has approved setting of up of 11 new centres including an Advanced Polymer Design and Development Research Laboratory of CIPET, Minister of State for Fertilisers Mansuk L Mandaviya said in the Rajya Sabha.
“Funds/budget for setting up of these centres have been requisitioned from the Ministry of Finance,” he said in his written reply to the Upper House.
The new centres of the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) will be set up in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Tripura, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, he said.
They will aim at enhancing technology support to industries, strengthen skill development initiatives, promote entrepreneurship and research and development for indigenous technologies, Mandaviya said.
That apart, he said, the government has plans to set up Central Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology (CICET) on the lines of CIPET as well as chemical and petrochemical hubs around 22 refineries in the country.
“The government has initiated the process for preparation of the concept note and feasibility study for establishing a CICET. The government will start five CICET centres and CIPET will work as a mentor organization,” he said while replying to a separate query.
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