The Government of Western Indian State of Gujarat is trying hard to get approval from the Centre for setting up a textile park in the twin city of Surat-Navsari twin city, India’s Minister of State for textile Darshana Jardosh has said. The State Government has already sent a proposal for a 1,000-acre PM MITRA textile park, the Minister added.
PM-MITRA textile parks were proposed with plug and play facilities and global infrastructure. The Central Government has so far received a total of 17 proposals from 13 states for green/brown field sites. A meeting with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is also proposed for to expedite the Surat-Navsari textile park, Jardosh informed the Textile Leadership Conclave 2022 held in Ahmedabad recently.
“The Central Government is working on incentive schemes to strengthen all: Farm, Factory, Fabric, Fashion and Foreign export,” Jardosh said at the conclave. She mentioned that interactive meets (like the Conclave) have yielded satisfactory results in other regions too.
Gujarat’s Minister of industries Jagdish Panchal said that the state’s robust growth in the textile sphere owes largely to “a proactive Centre”. In his address, GCCI President Hemant Shah stated that such conclaves are going to become a bigger and routine affair in times to come. Textiles Commissioner Roop Rashi Mahapatra said that industry-related problems have indeed been addressed by the government.
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The maiden event at Ahmedabad registered over 600 participants from all over India, largely professionals working across verticals of the textile industry. The industry leaders of as many as 35 leading national and regional associations related to textiles industry participated in the Textile Interactive Meet with Central and State Ministers as well as government bureaucrats. The purpose of Textile Interactive Meet was to establish a meaningful dialogue between textile dignitaries from the government and industry to discuss on current affairs, FTA and growth plan for textile industry among other things and to suggest and find productive solutions for further growth of textiles.