• Industrial Park Rating System (IPRS) is an extension of the India Industrial Land Bank (IILB) platform which features more than 4,500 industrial parks and is a GIS-enabled database to facilitate investors to identify their preferred location for investment.
  • IILB is currently integrated with the industry-based GIS system of 34 states and union territories.
  • Under, “Atma-Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”, DPIIT launched the Industrial Park Rating System (IPRS) and organized a pilot level exercise in 2018 with the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) aiming to rate the country’s industrial parks and special economic zones.
  • Based on the findings of the pilot and review of the global approaches, frameworks, and guidelines (adopted to develop inclusive and sustainable industrial parks), DPIIT with the support of Invest India, ADB, and MeitY, introduced ‘IPRS 2.0’ as a key enabler for identifying additional measures to enhance industrial competitiveness.
  • DPIIT adopted an extensive consultative process to fine-tune the IPRS framework. In line with this step, DPIIT organized a consultation workshop on IPRS 2.0 that saw participation from various states/UTs/central departments and other stakeholders. Further, periodic meetings were also held with the steering committee.
  • Globally known frameworks were referred for developing the initial concept of IPRS 2.0 viz. the International Guidelines for Industrial Park (IGIP) developed by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the Eco-Industrial Park (EIP) framework developed by UNIDO, World Bank, and GIZ.
  •  Compared with the 34-parameters assessment framework used for the pilot phase, 45 parameters were developed for the assessment of industrial parks and 40 parameters separately for SEZs under the four pillars for IPRS 2.0

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