Speeding on textile highway

Rajasthan is on the fast track on the textile highway. The Centre has approved seven textile parks under SITP (Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks) in the desert state to generate jobs and attract investments, Union Minister of State for Textile Santosh Gangwar informed today at the Vastra-2015, an international textile and apparel fair at Sitapura.

For each SITP, the Centre would provide an assistance of Rs 40 crore to the state for textile parks… Since Rajasthan is heading towards the right direction in textiles… Seven textile parks have been approved,” Gangwar said. The Centre has also approved one Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in Balotra for textile industries and is also considering separate projects of textile industry related works and plans of Sanganer (Jaipur), Pali, Bhilwara.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said during the inauguration that after agriculture, textiles is the most significant employer in the country and most of those engaged in the textile industry are women. She reiterated that the state government will create 15 lakhs jobs of which many will be in the textile discipline.

Jaipur is also going to host the Heritage Fashion Festival in Jaipur in December this year. The festival would showcase the best designers in India and abroad who will present their creations out of traditional textiles like Khadi, Kota Doria, among others.

Rajasthan has also recently come out with Rajasthan Investment Promotion Policy (RIPS) 2014. Under this scheme, the state is expecting to become the most favoured location for setting up textile units. The state also offers the most favourable industrial climate with its repertoire of 323 industrial areas across Rajasthan, most of them well connected with the National Highways and other important freight corridors.

Also present on the occasion were the High Commissioner of Brunei Darussalam, Dato Paduka Sidek, ambassador of Poland Tomasz Lukaszuk and ambassador of S.R. of Vietnam Ton Sinh Than.

Earlier during the inaugural session an MOU worth Rs. 300 crore was also signed between Director, VICO Infrastructure, Anaadi Group, Kolkata, N K Agarwal and Managing Director, RIICO, Ms. Veenu Gupta during the inaugural session. A specialized garment park set up at Prahaladpura, Jaipur under this MOU will provide employment to over 6000 people.

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