Government to Set Up Plastic Park in Jharkhand‘S Deoghar District (Download PDF)

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The Union Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers approved a proposal for setting up of Plastic Park in Deoghar District, Jharkhand. The project to be set up at cost of Rs. 120 crores in an area of 150 acres. It would also set up Central Institute for Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET) and Plastic Recycling unit at Deoghar.

Image of Plastic Park in Jharkhand‘s Deoghar District

Image of Plastic Park in Jharkhand’s Deoghar District

Image of Plastic Park in Jharkhand’s Deoghar District

Key Facts on Jharkhand’s Plastic Park

  • The plastic park to manufacture range of polymer products including woven sacks, molded furniture, water tanks, bottles, pipes mosquito nets, etc.
  • It would have great potential to attract investment for setting up ecosystem for plastic industry and generate employment opportunities for the local population.
  • The project is likely to provide direct employment generation to about 6000 people and indirect employment to over 30000 people.
  • Jharkhand Government to facilitate land and building infrastructure for this project and also to set up Central Institute for Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET) alongside the park.
  • A Plastic Recycling unit at Deoghar worth 3.5 crore to be setup to tackle the menace of plastic waste being generated due to the place being a tourist attraction.

Significance of Plastic Park

  • The plastic industry is growing at rapid pace and polymer consumption in India will double from current 10 million metric tonnes to 20 million metric tonnes by 2022.
  • The Plastic Park, CIPET and Plastic Recycling unit at Deoghar would build an ecosystem that would encourage setting up of Plastic Industry, thereby making it ‘Plastic Hub’ in the future.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 3, 2018

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