Minister for Handlooms and Textiles R Gandhi announced in the Assembly recently that a mega integrated textile and Apparel Park spread over 1,000 acres will be established in Virudhunagar district. On other initiatives planned by his department, the Minister said a MoU will be linked with the National Institute of Fashion Technology to create 500 new designs per year at a cost of Rs 50 lakh, to boost sales of handloom products. Skill development training will be provided to 50 handloom weavers through the National Institute of Design at Rs 50 lakh.