Arunachal Pradesh assured funds for establishment of Textile Park

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-06-29 14:00:00 – Itanagar

Union Textile Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar advises government of Arunachal Pradesh to submit a detailed project report (DPR) for establishment of a textile park in the state at the earliest, during his meeting with Deputy Chief Minister Kameng Dolo.

He said that the Centre has assured funds for setting up a textile park in Arunachal Pradesh and the state government would be informed as and when the proposal would be cleared by the ministry.

Gangwar further said that he would be visiting the state next month to inaugurate the garment manufacturing unit at Pasighat in East Siang district.

During his visit, the union minister said, he would announce some developmental packages for the state in the textile and handloom sectors.

The proposal for textile tourism at Poma near the state Capital will also be cleared, Gangwar said.

Dolo, who also holds the Textile and Handicrafts portfolio, expressed willingness to establish weaver service centre in Itanagar so that poor weavers of Arunachal, are benefited.

At present, the Weaver Service Centre at Guwahati has been providing services to the state. Manipur and Nagaland too have such centres.

The deputy chief minister informed Gangwar that permission for single brand under 'Make in India' programme has been obtained from the IKEA, a Sweden based company, for bamboo products and its technical advisor Pratap Goswami is working on the project.

Dolo also urged Gangwar to clear all the pending proposals lying with the ministry. In this connection, Gangwar said that the ministry would release the second installment under North Eastern Textile Promotion Schemes shortly after completing the required formalities.

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