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How to start an industry in Andhra Pradesh

Preparation of Project Report :

For the line of activity chosen by the Entrepreneur, a Technically feasible Economically viable Industrial Project Profile/Report is to be prepared . The Entrepreneur may seek the assistance from State Govt. agencies like DIC, APSFC; Central Govt. agencies like MSME-Development Institute (Formerly Small Industries Service Institute-SISI), NSIC etc.

Finance :

The Entrepreneur may preferably obtain the consent of a financing agency such as APSFC or any Commercial Bank for the required loan amount.

Registration :

To set up a Micro/Small / Medium Enterprise, the Entrepreneur has to file Entrepreneur’s Memorandum Part -I (online at with concerned District Industries

Centre of the District & obtain Acknowledgement.

To set up a Large Enterprise ; the Entrepreneur has to file Industrial Entrepreneur’s Memorandum Part -A with Secretariat for Industrial Assistance, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion,

Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi & obtain Acknowledgement.

If the Large Enterprise comes under Schedule II Industries, the Entrepreneur has to obtain Industrial License.

Land :

The Entrepreneur can set up the Industry in APIIC’s land or Private Land or or Government Land through District Collector. The procedure for obtaining APIIC’s land is as follows.The Entrepreneur has to apply online for the APIIC land at – Land Upto 5 Acres or 1 crore value will be allotted by the ZM, APIIC. Land more than 5 Acres and more than 1 Crore of the value will be allotted by the MD, APIIC.

Approvals :

After Executing the Sale Agreement with APIIC /Procuring the Private or Government Land , the Entrepreneur has to apply for all statutory approvals & Clearance from the Competent authorities through the Nodal Agency of Single Window Act, i.e., concerned District Industries Centre for Micro/Small Enterprises & Commissionerate of Industries, A.P.for Medium/Large Enterprises.

Commencement of Operations :

    • After obtaining the all the approvals from the competent authorities, the Entrepreneur has to start civil construction & place orders for the machinery.

    • After completing civil construction & erection of the Machinery, the Entrepreneur has to commence Commercial Production.

    • After Commercial Production, in respect of Micro/Small / Medium Enterprise the Entrepreneur has to file Entrepreneur’s Memorandum Part -II (online at with concerned District Industries Centre of the District & Acknowledgement to be obtained.

    • In case of a Large Enterprise, the Entrepreneur has to file Industrial Entrepreneur’s Memorandum Part -B with Secretariat for Industrial Assistance, New Delhi & obtain Acknowledgement.

    • After obtaining EM-Part-II/IEM Part-B Acknowledgement, the Entrepreneur has to execute the Sale Deed with APIIC Ltd.

    • Within Six months after the Commencement of Commercial Production the Entrepreneur has to file all A.P.Government’s Incentive Claim Applications with the concerned
    • District Industries Centre of the District.

Definition of Industries :

    • Micro /Small/Medium/Large Enterprise means an Enterprise in which the investment in plant & machinery is upto Rs.25 lacs/Rs.5 Crores/Rs.10 Crores/above Rs.10 Crores, respectively.

    • A Mega Project means a Project in which investment is above Rs.250 Crores.

    • Ancillary Industry is an Industry which sells at least 50 % of its Production to other Industries.

    • 100 %Export Oriented Industry is an Industry which exports at least 30 % of it’s annual Production by the end of the 3 rd year after the date of commencement of Production.

Schedule I Industries :

These are the Industrial Activities reserved by the Government of India for Public Sectors. e.g:- Arms & Ammunition, Atomic Energy, Coal, Lignite, Mining of Gold, Diamonds, Railways.

Schedule II Industries :

These are the Industrial Activities which need to obtain compulsory License from the Government of India. e.g. Manufacture of explosives, Alcohol, Cigarettes.

Schedule III Industries :

These are the Industrial Activities which are exclusively reserved for Small Scale Sector. e.g. Aluminium Utensils.
Source: APIIC


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