President's Message

President's Message

Meela Jayadev

President - AIPMA

IN THE MIDST OF THE TERRAIN

At the outset, I thank all the members are of the Plastics fraternity for electing me as President of this prestigious organization. As a President, on behalf of AIPMA new body, our team focus on New Investments in Plastics Industry, Plastic Parks/ Clusters developments, Recycling of Plastics and Technology Assistance to the aspiring Entrepreneurs in co-ordination with CIPET and Union Government.

The consumption of Plastics per capita in India is 11 kgs as against the Global per capita consumption of about 45 kgs, which is much lower. The increased focus on Infrastructure, housing, health and other sectors have created many opportunities for Plastics industry. Plastics consumption/ usage is more in Metro places, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi & NCR region followed by South Indian States. Central India and East part of India has vide scope for Plastic industry. With the recent trends it is observed that many investments are coming up in Eastern part of India. At the same time Plastic raw material production facilities are also increased in Eastern part. State governments are emphasizing on new investments in the respective states and they are providing support for MSME sectors. AIPMA Eastern region will focus on development of Plastics industry & increase in per capita consumption of Plastics in Eastern part of India.

Majority of the Plastics processing industries are in MSME sector. The processors are Micro and Small Enterprises. The major markets for all these industries are Urban Business markets. Logistics and Market reach are the major factors in the success of Plastic Industries. Land availability and Land cost are the major factors for all Plastic Industries. The Union Government Scheme on Plastic Parks will enable the State Governments to set up Plastic Parks in their respective states. We at AIPMA wish to establish a separate committee for Plastics Parks for co-ordination with State Governments as well as Union Government. Any member or members of the association can approach the AIPMA office with their proposal, so that the same can be followed-up with the respective bodies. Plastics MSME sector require Technological assistance for their business competence in the present competitive environment. AIPMA will work together with CIPET and MSDE (Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship) in developing the Skilled Man power for Plastics Industry. AIPMA will initiate suitable measures and will co-ordinate with the concerned departments for the task. Industry partners and associate members are requested to provide their valuable suggestions, so that AIPMA can take up the matter for the betterment of the industry.

Since last few years the Plastics Industry especially the MSME sector is facing with many problems. Demonetisation, GST implementation and subsequent ban on Single use plastics has weakened the Industry. As rightly said by Mr. Hiten Bheda, Past President, AIPMA, Single use Plastic definition is not clear. AIPMA is concerned about the Industry as well as Environment. The problem need to be handled in multi-dimensional methodology. Waste to Energy processes has to be developed for Single use Plastic items and Municipal Waste on economical viable scale. Alternate affordable and environmental friendly product need to be identified and developed. Above all Plastic Disposal mechanism and Plastics Waste Segregation mechanism should be propagated on economically viable scale. Unity is the Strength and it is the driving force for betterment. Many problems and issues can be resolved with united efforts only. AIPMA require more members to rise its voice in many fronts for a collective presentation and approach. It is the duty of each member to increase the membership of this prestigious organization. I personally request each and every member to enrol at least a single member from their end for the AIPMA membership, so that the present membership strength will increase significantly and our voice can be effectively communicated.

Meela Jayadev
president@aipma.net

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