Integrated Processing Development Scheme (IPDS) gets nod from CCEA
The new Integrated Processing Development Scheme (IPDS) aimed at addressing the environmental concerns faced by textiles units has been given approval by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).
What is IPDS?
Integrated Processing Development Scheme (IPDS) is a government sponsored scheme to be implemented during the 12th Five Year Plan at a total cost of Rs 500 crore. Under this scheme, four to six brown field projects and three to five green field projects would be established to address the environmental issues faced by textile processing units.
Projects under IPDS include:
- Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP)
- Infrastructure such as storm water management, necessary roads and pipelines for water & wastewater
- Captive power generation on technology preferably renewable/green technology
- Facility for testing and R&D centres.
How would IPDS benefit the textile industry?
The IPDS will help the textiles industry to become competitive on the global scale by adopting environmentally friendly processing standards and technology and by setting up new processing parks. It will support the upgradation of existing processing clusters/centres specifically in the field of water and waste water management and also promote research and development work in the textiles-processing sector.