Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor
           In order to give a boost to industrial development in the densely populated states of northern
      and eastern India, the government is to commence work on creating an Amritsar-Kolkata
      Industrial Corridor (AKIC). This will be structured around the Eastern Dedicated Freight
      Corridor (EDFC) as the backbone and also the highway system that exists in this route.
      Vizag-Chennai Industrial Corridor
           The Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) is a key part of the east Coast
      Economic Corridor (ECEC), India’s first coastal corridor. VCIC is aligned with the Golden
      Quadrilateral and is poised to play a critical role in driving India’s Act East Policy.
      National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust
           In view of the success and importance of DMIC project, four more industrial corridors were
      assurance namely Amritsar - Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC) Bengaluru - Mumbai Economic
      Corridor (BMEC), Chennai -Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC) and East Coast Economic
      corridor with Vizag - Chennai industrial corridor (VCIC) as the initial phase of development. It
      has been expanded and re-designated as National Industrial Corridor Development and
      Implementation Trust (NICDIT).
      Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme
           Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (IIUS) was launched in 2003 with the
      objective of enhancing industrial competitiveness of domestic industry by providing quality
      infrastructure through public private partnership in selected functional clusters/locations which
      have potential to become globally competitive. Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation
      Scheme (MIIUS) was notified in July 2013. Under MIIUS, projects have been undertaken to
      upgrade infrastructure in existing industrial parks/ estates/ areas. Greenfield projects can also be
      undertaken in backward areas and North Eastern Region (NER) under the scheme.
      Industrial Performance
           The Index of Industrial Production (IIP), measuring industrial performance monitors
      production in manufacturing, mining and electricity sectors and also to use-based group such as
      primary, capital, intermediate, infrastructure/ construction goods, consumer durables and
      consumer non-durables. Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme
      Implementation revised the base year of IIP in 2017. The latest series with base year 2011-12 is
      more representative of the current structure and composition of the industrial sector. As per the
      new base year, IIP registered growth rate of 4.6 per cent on account of growth in electricity
      generation, mining and manufacturing.
      Performance of Industry
           Government has taken numerous steps to boost industrial development, capital formation
      and employment generation in the country. These, inter-alia, include, ‘Make in India’, ‘Startup
      India’ initiatives and ‘Ease of Doing Business’. Steps taken to improve ease of doing business
      include simplification and rationalization of existing rules and introduction of information
      technology, setting up of an investor facilitation cell, launch of e-biz portal and liberalizing (FDI)
      policy and procedures have been simplified and liberalized progressively. Government has taken