Gujarat's textile policy 2012 plan to attract around Rs 20,000 crore investment and 2.5 million new jobs by 2017, so far under the policy, 549 textile units have got approval and attracted investment worth Rs 9,208 crore through varied units such as weaving, made-ups, processing, spinning, ginning and technical textiles.
The latest nod is for a textile and apparel park coming up on 62 acres in Surat and will house 42 manufacturing units and generate 1,900 jobs. So far, 12 such parks have received in-principle nod.
Led by Gujarat's minister of industries Saurabh Patel, the state government has set up a ministerial committee to look into the approvals and promotion of the textile sector in the state by incentivizing the same.
The committee met for its 10th meeting recently and approved 43 units â€” 42 units of weaving, made-ups, knitted fabric, processing, embroidery, cotton ginning & twisting, and one unit of technical textiles. These units, to come up in Surendranagar, Surat, Botad, Morbi, Rajkot, Valsad, and Junagadh districts, bagged approval for interest subsidy and value-added tax (VAT) concession for all units, apart from power rate subsidy for weaving units.
Patel said that these units have invested Rs 603 crore for plant and machinery. Among the incentives, while made-up units will enjoy interest subsidy of seven percent, technical textiles and rest of the units will enjoy six per cent and five percent, respectively.
The committee, in the past nine meetings gave approval for 506 units investing around Rs 8,605 crore.
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