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  1. 1. Pondicherry Industrial Promotion Development & Investment Corporation Welcomes to Pondicherry -the Blistering Investment Destination 60, Rue Romain Rolland, Pondicherry 605 001. India
  2. 2. Locations of Union Territory of Pondicherry Pondicherry is situated 160 kms. South of Chennai. Mahe on the West Coast near Kerala is 650 kms. from Pondicherry. Karaikal 130 kms. south of Pondicherry Yanam is about 900 kms away from Pondicherry in the lap of Kakinada District of Andhra Pradesh.
  3. 3. Demography <ul><li>Population as per 2001 Census in lakhs : 9,74,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Area in Sq.Kms : 495 </li></ul><ul><li>Density of Population ( per sq.Km) : 2,029 </li></ul><ul><li>Sex Ratio (females per ‘000 males) : 1,001 </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Rate( %) : 90 </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Population (%) : 36 </li></ul><ul><li>Birth Rate (per ‘000 population) : 36.7 </li></ul><ul><li>Death Rate (per ‘000 population) : 7.7 </li></ul><ul><li>Principal Languages : Tamil, French, English, Malayalam &Telugu </li></ul>
  4. 4. History <ul><li>The history of Pondicherry dates back to Vedhic Period from the days of great sages like Agasthiya </li></ul><ul><li>Excavations in Arikanmedu, Pondicherry reveals the roman trade relationship and the major port during the roman era. </li></ul><ul><li>Pondicherry was part of the pallava, the chola and pandiya empires from 4th to 14th century, till it became the part of Vijayanagar empire. </li></ul>
  5. 5. History <ul><li>In 1521, the Portugese were the first Europeans to trade with Pondicherry. Then the Dutch and Danes followed the suit. </li></ul><ul><li>The flourishing business attracted the French to have a settlement. It was French who developed a small fishing village into well planned port town. </li></ul><ul><li>The 260 years of French connections has it’s strong cultural influence even today. Modern Pondicherry is a cosmopolitan town with well planned layouts, wide promenades, clean beaches and heritage. </li></ul>
  6. 6. French Connection <ul><li>Indian People who opted for French citizenship as per Indo-French Treaty were </li></ul><ul><li>allowed to reside within the Union Territory of Pondicherry. Nearly 10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>French citizens live in Pondicherry </li></ul><ul><li>A separate polling ballot is maintained at French consulate for the French </li></ul><ul><li>presidential elections. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Politics <ul><li>Pondicherry has representation in both houses of parliament. </li></ul><ul><li>Uni-cameral legislature for Pondicherry with 30 elected members and three nominated members. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Administration Lt. Gen. (Retd) M.M.Lakhera, His Excellency the Lt. Governor Mr. N. Rangasamy, Hon’ble Chief Minister Mr. M. Chandirakasu, Hon’ble Industries & Welfare Minister Mr. E. Valsaraj, Hon’ble Health Minister Mr. A. Elumalai Hon’ble Local Admn Minister Mr. A. Namassivayam Hon’ble Agriculture Minister C.S. Khairwal, IAS Chief Secretary Secretaries to Government
  9. 9. Economy <ul><li>Net State Domestic Product : 3,98,970 lakhs (2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Per capita Income (2003) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pondicherry : Rs 39,774 (Current Price) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India : Rs 10,771 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Industrial Policy <ul><li>To promote Non polluting industries </li></ul><ul><li>To conserve the environment for sustained and rapid industrial growth. </li></ul><ul><li>To be a part of vibrant globalised economy. </li></ul><ul><li>To contribute a major share in the Indian exports. </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage scheduled castes and Women entrepreneurs for balanced growth. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Infrastructure - Power <ul><li>Power Requirement : 175MW </li></ul><ul><li>Power Availability : 229MW </li></ul><ul><li>Power Generation : 32.50MW Gas based power project has been commissioned </li></ul><ul><li>Per Capita Electricity Consumption </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pondicherry : 1,161 KWH </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>India : 320.1 KWH </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Percentage of Transmission & Distribution Loss </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pondicherry : 13.79% </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>India : 21.1% </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Infrastructure - Power <ul><li>Additional 100 MW is in the offing. </li></ul><ul><li>Feasibility study for 500 MW coal based Power Plant at Karaikal through National Thermal Power Corporation is under way. </li></ul><ul><li>Private sector participation in Gas based power generation is being worked out. </li></ul><ul><li>Pondicherry enjoys the lowest power tariff compared to the neighbouring states. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Infrastructure – Roads <ul><li>2 hours drive from Chennai through the picturesque East Coast Road. </li></ul><ul><li>Linked with National & State Highways. </li></ul><ul><li>Every village is connected by all-weather roads </li></ul>
  14. 14. PORT <ul><li>Fair weather- January to October </li></ul><ul><li>Cargo handling  capacity -3 to 4 lakh tons per year </li></ul><ul><li>Total land owned by Port - 100 acres </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed all weather Port capable of handling vessels of 50,000 to 60,000 DWT. </li></ul><ul><li>Conversion of meter gauge to broad gauge to new port is in the progress </li></ul>
  15. 15. Infrastructure - Airport <ul><li>International </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chennai - 2 hours drive </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. TELECOMMUNICATION <ul><li>Earth Station for High Speed data communication . </li></ul><ul><li>STPI has 2 international gateways – for Internet facility and International Private Leased Circuit. </li></ul><ul><li>VSNL provides International Private Leased Circuits and </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Leased Line Services </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance – Optical cables </li></ul>
  17. 17. Social- Education <ul><li>Pondicherry is turning out to be an educational centre with central University and affiliated colleges. </li></ul><ul><li>Pondicherry has : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Five Medical colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six Engineering colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Five Arts & Science Colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Five Polytechnics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law college, Veterinary college & Dental Colleges each </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Social- Health Care <ul><li>Health awareness and health care of Pondicherry is one of the best in India. </li></ul><ul><li>Total No. of hospitals (including Private) 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Health Centres 43 </li></ul><ul><li>E.S.I. Dispensaries 12 </li></ul><ul><li>No. of doctors per 1,00,000 persons   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pondicherry 59 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India 45 </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Banking- As on March 2004 <ul><li>Total No. of Branches 107 </li></ul><ul><li>Advances Rs. 1,334.38 crores </li></ul><ul><li>Deposit Rs. 2,511.45 crores </li></ul><ul><li>Per Capita Advance Rs. 13,700/- </li></ul><ul><li>Per Capita Deposit Rs. 25,785 /- </li></ul>
  20. 20. Industrial Guidance Bureau <ul><li>The entrepreneurs desirous of investing in Pondicherry shall be extended all facilities through the IGB in the process of obtaining clearances from various Departments in a time bound manner. </li></ul><ul><li>This will expedite the course of setting up of projects, saving time and resources. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Status of Industries (Fig. as on Jan. 2005) <ul><li>No. of Units Investment Employment [ In crores] In numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Large scale 70 1,153.31 18,047 </li></ul><ul><li>Medium scale 156 414.83 8,876 </li></ul><ul><li>Small scale 7,287 487.41 61,224 </li></ul><ul><li>Total 7,513 2,055.55 88,147 </li></ul>
  22. 22. Profile of Industries
  23. 23. Export pattern <ul><li> 2004-2005 </li></ul><ul><li> Rs. in Crores </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical & Chemical Products 121 </li></ul><ul><li>Leather Products 82 </li></ul><ul><li>Machinery & Parts 80 </li></ul><ul><li>Metal Products 67 </li></ul><ul><li>Non Metallic mineral products 58 </li></ul><ul><li>Cotton textiles & Garments 34 </li></ul><ul><li>Rubber & Plastics 15 </li></ul><ul><li>IT products 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Paper Products 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Total 465 </li></ul>
  24. 24. Exports Rs In crores
  25. 25. Major Corporates <ul><li>Computer Hardware: </li></ul><ul><li>IBM, HP, Wipro, Acer , HCL, Proview, Samtel </li></ul><ul><li>Smart cards: </li></ul><ul><li>Sharon Global Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Automobile: </li></ul><ul><li>Sundram Fasteners, Lucas TVS, Caterpillar Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Paints: </li></ul><ul><li>Berger Paints </li></ul>
  26. 26. Major Industries <ul><li>Consumer Goods : </li></ul><ul><li>Whirlpool, Godrej Saralee, Henkel, Matsushita </li></ul><ul><li>Transmission Line Towers: </li></ul><ul><li>O-General, L&T </li></ul><ul><li>Glass containers: </li></ul><ul><li>Ace- Glass Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmetics & Leather: </li></ul><ul><li>HLL , Hidesign </li></ul>
  27. 27. Major Industries <ul><li>Moulded flux : </li></ul><ul><li>Foseco </li></ul><ul><li>Chemicals: </li></ul><ul><li>Kotharis, Chemfabs </li></ul><ul><li>Moulded plastic items: </li></ul><ul><li>Supreme, Nilkamal </li></ul><ul><li>Tyres: </li></ul><ul><li>MRF </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Government has identified few segments as investment thrust area and </li></ul><ul><li>supports the investors with attractive package of subsidies </li></ul><ul><li>Thrust Area : </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>IT </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Agro processing including marine products </li></ul><ul><li>Textiles including garments </li></ul><ul><li>Leather Products and Foot wears </li></ul><ul><li>Light Engineering including Auto Components </li></ul><ul><li>Food processing Industry </li></ul>
  29. 29. Tourism <ul><li>Pondicherry is an all round year destination, with tourists arrivals from France, Holland , England , Germany, Finland Norway and domestic flow from Bangalore, chennai, Kerala, Tamil nadu & Calcutta. </li></ul><ul><li>The domestic tourism has grown up by 60 % and foreign tourists inflow has shot up by 150% in the past 10 years. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Tourist Attractions <ul><li>Aurobindo Ashram </li></ul><ul><li>Auroville </li></ul><ul><li>Franco-Tamil Architectural Buildings [Heritage square] </li></ul><ul><li>Monuments </li></ul><ul><li>Beaches </li></ul><ul><li>Shopping </li></ul>
  31. 31. Shopping <ul><li>Pondicherry is knitted with handicrafts and products best loved in the world </li></ul><ul><li>market. Handmade paper products ,Wood carvings, Incense sticks , Fabrics, </li></ul><ul><li>Scented candles, Aromatics , Leather products , Gems & Semi precious stones, </li></ul><ul><li>Garments , Ceramics are some of the items which every tourists will carry </li></ul><ul><li>back as souvenir </li></ul>
  32. 32. New projects on pipe line <ul><li>Art & Crafts Village </li></ul><ul><li>Yacht Marina </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation of Heritage Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Multiplex on the beach </li></ul><ul><li>Designing & Landscaping for the new beach </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting rural tourism & eco friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism products </li></ul><ul><li>Revitalization of central park </li></ul>
  33. 33. Strengths of Tourism <ul><li>Has strong presence in Indian, French, Dutch , English German and Norwegian market. </li></ul><ul><li>Indo French Cultural influence </li></ul><ul><li>Planned marketing strategies </li></ul><ul><li>One of the best rated town to live among the Indian cities </li></ul>
  34. 34. Subsidies for Tourism <ul><li>Investment Subsidy: 20% of the total investment subject to a maximum of Rs.20 lakhs. </li></ul><ul><li>Interest Subsidy: 5% in the rate of interest charged by Financial Institutions for loans for a period of 5 years, subject to a maximum of Rs.5 lakhs per year. 2% reduction in interest rate for the loans availed from PIPDIC. </li></ul><ul><li>Registration Charges on Land and Building purchase will be refunded in full, 2 years after commencement of commercial activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Town Planning Charges levied by the Town Planning Authorities for approving the building plans etc. will be reimbursed. </li></ul><ul><li>Exemption from Luxury Tax for 7 years for 3 to 5 star Category. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Subsidies for Tourism <ul><li>Incentives for Heritage Hotels & Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Government seeks to encourage the use of listed heritage properties for use as </li></ul><ul><li>hotels, pubs, boutiques. </li></ul><ul><li>Roof repairs and façade improvements upto 70% of the cost of work up a </li></ul><ul><li>maximum of Rs.1.5 lakhs per building. </li></ul><ul><li>Removal and alterations of existing unsympathetic changes as pointed by the </li></ul><ul><li>Competent Authorities, upto 70% of the cost of work upto a maximum of Rs.1 </li></ul><ul><li>lakh per building. </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Subsidy for additional lettable rooms built with the conservation </li></ul><ul><li>norms as laikd down by the Competent Authorities, at 20% of the building </li></ul><ul><li>costs subject a to maximum of Rs.5 lakhs per building. </li></ul>
  36. 36. PONDICHERRY TOURISM –Investment <ul><li>All figures refer to the number of rooms. </li></ul><ul><li>The cost for each room in the approved category is estimated as Rs. 1.5 million. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Textiles <ul><li>The fabrics from Pondicherry is of high demand In European market. </li></ul><ul><li>Contributes to nearly 10 % of the total exports. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Leather Products <ul><li>Ranks top in the export list. </li></ul><ul><li>Presence of top notch brands </li></ul><ul><li>Abundant supply of designers and skilled manpower </li></ul>
  39. 39. Auto Components <ul><li>Proximity of of auto giants like Ford and Hyundai within 150 kms, offers good </li></ul><ul><li>scope for ancillary units. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Marine Products <ul><li>Marine catch amounting to 40000 tones. </li></ul><ul><li>Huge untapped potential for processing units. </li></ul><ul><li>New fishing harbour </li></ul>
  41. 41. Agro Processing <ul><li>Floriculture ventures like cut flowers and for cultivating medicinal and aromatic plants. </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of trained manpower </li></ul><ul><li>Good potency for Guava pulp and other processing units. </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>Investment subsidy </li></ul><ul><li>25% on the Capital investment (Land, Building & Machinery) to a </li></ul><ul><li>maximum of Rs 25 lakhs </li></ul><ul><li>Interest subsidy </li></ul><ul><li>Equal to the difference between the actual rate charged by the financial </li></ul><ul><li>institutions/ banks and a concessional rate of 5.5% per annum for a period of </li></ul><ul><li>first five years with a ceiling of Rs 20,000 per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Rent subsidy </li></ul><ul><li>First two years -- 50% of the rent </li></ul><ul><li>For the 3rd year -- 40% of the rent Max of Rs 5000 / month </li></ul><ul><li>For the 4,5th years -- 30% of the rent </li></ul>Incentives for SC/ST & Women entrepreneurs
  43. 43. IT- Hardware <ul><li>Pondicherry - “The Hardware Capital of India” </li></ul><ul><li>68 hardware manufacturers </li></ul><ul><li>Total production - Rs.2810.54 crores. </li></ul>
  44. 44. IT– software <ul><li>The IT sector in Pondicherry is gaining momentum and is poised to achieve spectacular growth in the Near future. </li></ul><ul><li>42 units of software development and IT enabled services </li></ul>
  45. 45. Major IT Companies <ul><li>IBM Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Wipro </li></ul><ul><li>Acer India Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>HCL Info Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Samtel India Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Hewlett Packard </li></ul><ul><li>Proview </li></ul><ul><li>Nexus </li></ul><ul><li>Accel ICIM </li></ul>
  46. 46. Major ITES companies <ul><li>Azimuth </li></ul><ul><li>Integra software services </li></ul><ul><li>Kolam information systems </li></ul>
  47. 47. Incentives for IT Industries <ul><li>10 Years Sales Tax exemption </li></ul><ul><li>20% Investment Subsidy on plant & Machinery </li></ul><ul><li>50% Subsidy on Leased Line Rental </li></ul><ul><li>50% Subsidy on Captive Power generation sets </li></ul><ul><li>2% Lesser Interest rate on loans sanctioned by PIPDIC </li></ul><ul><li>Tax on Land and Building exempted </li></ul><ul><li>Stamp duty exempted on loans of PIPDIC </li></ul><ul><li>Easy & Simplified Procedures for getting approval / clearances </li></ul>
  48. 48. Recent Developments <ul><li>Electronic Park </li></ul><ul><li>Growth Centre – Karaikal </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated infrastructure development </li></ul><ul><li>Pondy Technopolis </li></ul><ul><li>Special Economic zone </li></ul>
  49. 49. Electronic Park <ul><li>Located 23 kms from Pondicherry town spreading across 52 acres </li></ul><ul><li>Well-Planned Ready Built Factories (RBF)1000 Sq.ft. to 9000 Sq.ft. on rent of Rs.3.50 per sq.ft / per month </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of infrastructure facilities including road, water, power, telecommunication etc </li></ul><ul><li>Plots are allotted in the size of : A type 1050 sq. m. </li></ul><ul><li>B type 648 sq.m at a Lease amount of Rs. 310/Sqm </li></ul>
  50. 50. Growth Centre <ul><li>Situated at Karaikal 150 kms from Pondicherry </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 597 acres of land </li></ul><ul><li>Allotment Commenced </li></ul><ul><li>Closer to the Narimanam Gas Project (ONGC) </li></ul>
  51. 51. Integrated Infrastructure Development <ul><li>Situated at Sedarapet, 12 kms from Pondicherry </li></ul><ul><li>65 acres of land acquired </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusively for small scale industries </li></ul><ul><li>Closer to the developed industrial estate </li></ul>
  52. 52. Pondy Technopolis <ul><li>Spread over 18 acres of land </li></ul><ul><li>STPI Branch available to facilitate the Import / Export obligation of IT Exporters </li></ul><ul><li>An IBS C Band Earth Station having capacity of 35 MB. </li></ul><ul><li>1,00,000 sq.ft. built up area, Modules of various sizes are planned </li></ul><ul><li>Close Proximity to Educational Institutions (University, Engineering College, etc.,) </li></ul>
  53. 53. Special Economic Zone <ul><li>Proposed at Sedarapet - Karasur, 12 kms from Pondicherry </li></ul><ul><li>333 Hectares of land under acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Auto & Auto Parts, IT enabled services </li></ul><ul><li>Closer to the PIPDIC developed industrial estate </li></ul>
  54. 54. Role of PIPDIC <ul><li>Provides financial assistance through term loans, equity participation, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Term Loan upto Rs.500 lakhs. </li></ul><ul><li>Financial assistance at interest rate ranging from 10.25% to 13.25%. </li></ul><ul><li>Appointing Facility Manager to assist entrepreneurs with clearances, approvals and follow up. </li></ul><ul><li>Offering fast track clearance system </li></ul>
  55. 55. Contact for assistance <ul><li>Secretary to Government, Department of Industries & Commerce, </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Secretariat, Goubert Avenue, Pondicherry </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 91-413-2334448 , Fax: 91-413-2334448 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: secind@pondy.pon.nic.in </li></ul><ul><li>Web site: www.pon.nic.in </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Director, Pondicherry Industrial Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Development & Investment Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>60, Romain Rolland Street, Pondicherry 605 001. </li></ul><ul><li>Phone:91-413-2334361, Fax:91-413-2336842, </li></ul><ul><li>Email: mgdir@pipdic.com, pipdic@vsnl.com </li></ul><ul><li>Web site: www.pipdic.com </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Department of Industries & Commerce, </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Estate, Thattanchavady Pondicherry </li></ul><ul><li>Phone:91-413-2248476, Fax:91-413-2248476, </li></ul><ul><li>Email: indpondy@md4.vsnl.net.in, ind@pondy.pon.nic.in </li></ul><ul><li>Web site: www.industry.pon.nic.in </li></ul>
  56. 56. Thank you Pondicherry = Bénéfice