BTC authority in Assam assists Patanjali to build textile unit

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-11-22 12:00:00 – Assam

The Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Council (BTC) authority in Assam has lent out help to assist Patanjali, an Indian FMCG company,to set up its textile unit in Assam valley to produce large number of varieties of textile fabric.

It was announced by Patanjali’s promoter Ramdev at Kokrajhar in western Assam where he inaugurated a three-day yoga therapy and meditation camp in the presence of hundreds of participants.

Ramdev said that Patanjali is planning to set up a few residential and day-boarding schools in the state to provide succour to children from economically backward section of society.

Patanjali Ayurved Ltd has started commercial production at its newly-set up factory at Balipara in Sonitpur district of Assam earlier this year.

The land for the manufacturing unit was provided by the Assam government on lease to Patanjali at a cost of Rs 13.82 crore. The factory was completed within five months since laying of the foundation. There is plan to set up about 75 units with an investment of Rs 6,000 crore. The manufacturing area is spread across 450 bighas.

Patanjali’s venture in the Bodoland areas will facilitate development and creation of employment opportunities in the area.

It is expected that direct employment opportunities will be created for over 5,000 people in the industrial units while capacity production target worth Rs 1 lakh crore will be achieved within next five years.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had laid the foundation stone of the Rs 1,300-crore Patanjali Food and Herbal Park on November 6, 2016.

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