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Why Invest in Puducherry?

Puducherry

  • Puducherry is union territory in the South of India and is a major tourist spot and was once a French colony
  • The level of irrigation in the territory is high and makes it suitable for agriculture and further food processing
  • The government is working to promote food processing to avoid wastage and is setting up an export processing zone for the increasing exports
  • Huge potential for cold storage facilities, cattle/poultry feed manufacturing facilities in the UT

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Major Players Present in the State

State Profile of Puducherry

Name Contact Mobile Capacity
Central Warehousing Corporation Central Warehouse, Puducherry, 74, Kallarai Road, Distt-Puducherry 7873572105 7350
S. No. District ODOP
1. Karaikal Fish Products
2. Puducherry Milk based products

State Policy & Fiscal Incentives

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Policy & Incentives Description
Name of Policy
  • New Industrial Policy (2016)

Nodal Agency
  • Directorate of Industries and Commerce

Single Window Clearance System

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Power/Electricity Subsidy
  • Fixed power cost reimbursement of 50 paise per unit for a period of five years for Puducherry and Karaikal regions and 7 years for Mahe and Yanam regions from the date of commencement of production.

Capital Subsidy

Not applicable

Interest Subsidy
  • The industrial units availing loan from financial institutions towards creation of fixed assets and for working capital shall be eligible for an interest subsidy to an extent of 25% of the annual interest amount paid, for five years which shall be admissible from the date of commencement of commercial production, subject to a maximum of Rs.5 lakhs for a period of 5 years for Puducherry and Karaikal regions and 7 years for Mahe and Yanam regions. The interest subsidy is also applicable to the units set up by person with disability / Ex-servicemen.

VAT/CST/SGST/TAX Exemption/Reimbursement
  • For Micro & Small Enterprises, 100% of the net VAT/SGST paid will be reimbursed for a period of 5 years for Puducherry and Karaikal regions and 7 years for Mahe and Yanam regionsahe and Yanam regions. The interest subsidy is also applicable to the units set up by person with disability / Ex-servicemen

  • For Medium Enterprises, 75% of the net VAT/SGST paid will be reimbursed for a period of 5 years for Puducherry and Karaikal regions and 7 years for Mahe and Yanam regions.

  • For Large Enterprises, 50% of the net VAT/SGST paid will be reimbursed for a period of 5 years for Puducherry and Karaikal regions and 7 years for Mahe and Yanam regions..

  • 100% stamp duty for purchase/lease of land/shed/ buildings, mortgages and hypothecations.

Employment Generation
  • Wage / employment subsidy of 20% wage / salary upto a maximum of Rs. 5 lakhs per annum, in case of workers who are covered under Provident Fund (PF) (if applicable) will be granted for a period of five years for Puducherry and Karaikal regions and 7 years for Mahe and Yanam regions. Wage / employment subsidy would be available only if the units provide direct employment to at least 10 persons and if the unit provides at least 60% of the employment to the people of Union Territory of Puducherry.

  • 50% of fees subject to a maximum of Rs. 3,000 per person for 2 weeks duration training on skill upgradation programme conducted by the Puducherry Management and Productivity Council or any other institutes approved by the Department of Industries and Commerce

Freight/Transport Subsidy

Not applicable

Others

    Women/SC/ST Entrepreneurs

  • For Women/SC/ST Entrepreneurs, 45% on the investments made on land, building, plant and machinery subject to a maximum of Rs.75.00 lakhs.

  • Pollution Control

  • The units which are installing pollution control equipment will be granted subsidy @ 25% upto a maximum of Rs. 5 lakhs.

  • Technology

  • Assistance for acquisition of appropriate technology in any form for specific product / process will be provided by way of 50% grant subject to maximum of Rs. 10 lakhs.

  • Subsidy for Quality Certificates

  • Assistance will be granted to the eligible MSMEs for maximum 3 quality certifications @ 50% of the cost of quality certification with a ceiling of Rs. 2 lakhs.

  • Assistance for Intellectual Property Protection Support:

  • Assistance @ 50% subject to a maximum of Rs.2 lakhs for meeting the expenditure for obtaining domestic patent and Rs. 5 lakhs for international patent.

  • Market Development Support Assistance

  • Assistance to MSME units for participation in international trade fair as a part of industry association will be given @ 50% of total rent and literature and display material subject to a maximum of Rs. 5 lakhs.

  • Assistance for energy and water conservation Water/Energy

  • 50% cost of energy / water audit conducted in a unit by a recognised institution / consultant subject to a limit of Rs. 25,000 will be reimbursed to MSME

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