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Scheme Guidelines issued for Production Linked Incentive Scheme for White Goods manufacturers in India

Scheme Guidelines issued for Production Linked Incentive Scheme for White Goods (Air Conditioners and LED Lights) manufacturers in India;

Applications Invited from 15th June 2021 to 15th September
Delhi 04 JUN 2021

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade(DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India todaynotified theProduction Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for White Goods (Air Conditioners and LED Lights) manufacturers in India. The objective of the scheme is to create complete component ecosystem in India and make India an integral part of the global supply chains. With due consultations with industry and other stakeholders, DPIIT issued detailed Scheme Guidelinesfor effective operation and smooth implementation of the Scheme. The Scheme is expected to attract global investments, enhance manufacturing and generate large scale employment opportunities.

The PLI Scheme will be implemented within the overall financial limits of Rs. 6,238 Crores (Six thousand two hundred thirty-eight Crore) over a period of 5 years during FY 2021-22 to FY 2028-29.Eligible Investment made in terms of Scheme guidelines, on April 1, 2021 or thereafter, shall be reckoned for considering the incentive under the Scheme.

Detailed Scheme Guidelines may be accessed at https://dipp.gov.in/production-linked-incentive-scheme/production-linked-incentive-scheme-pli-white-goods.

Theapplication window for the Scheme shall be open from 15th June 2021 to 15th September, 2021.

Companies meeting the pre-qualification criteria for different target segments will be eligible to participate in the Scheme. Incentives shall be open to companies making brown field or green field Investments. Thresholds of cumulative incremental investment and incremental sales of manufactured goods over the base year would have to be met for claiming incentives.

An entity availing benefits under any other PLI Scheme of Govt. India may take benefits under other applicable schemes of Govt. of India or schemes of State governments.

A number of global and domestic companies, including a number of MSMEs are likely to benefit from the Scheme.The Scheme is expected to be instrumental in achieving growth rates that are much higher than existing ones for AC and LED industries, develop complete component eco-systems in India and create global champions manufacturing in India.

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