India has imported 53378 tonnes of cement valued at Rs 14.20 crore during April-May 2007.
Cement imports from China stood at 30,764 tonnes and were valued at Rs 767 lakh, while the US exported three tonnes and Pakistan 550 tonnes valued at Rs 23 lakh during the first two months of the current fiscal, Minister of State for Industry Ashwani Kumar said in a written reply today.
In a separate reply, he said an integrated leather park is proposed to be set up at Andhra Pradesh with a total investment of Rs 144 crore.
The complex is proposed to be built at Nellore and the government would provide a financial assistance of 20 per cent of the cost of common infrastructure subject to ceiling of Rs 29 crore, Kumar added.
Replying to separate question, he said the government has rejected requests of more than half a dozen states to extend a special industrial incentive policy as given to Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand for development of industrial infrastructure.
The request for extending special package of economic incentives announced for promoting industrialisation was received from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Orissa.