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Maha govt plans to set up unique garment park in Solapur

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-01-06 16:00:00 – Solapur

Maharashtra government to promote the city of Solapur as a major garment hub has decided to set up Rs 300 crore garment park in Solapur The bhoomi pujan (ground breaking ceremony) of the park which would be developed thereon would be held on January 26, said state textile minister Subhash Deshmukh at the inauguration of the three day international exhibition on uniform and textiles held in Solapur.

Maharashtra government to promote the city of Solapur as a major garment hub has decided to set up Rs 300 crore garment park in Solapur The bhoomi pujan (ground breaking ceremony) of the park which would be developed thereon would be held on January 26, said state textile minister Subhash Deshmukh at the inauguration of the three day international exhibition on uniform and textiles held in Solapur.

The government will provide all required infrastructure to successfully complete and launch this unique Garment Park. Nearly 27 acres of land belonging to erstwhile Narsing Girji Mill in Solapur has been identified for this purpose.

The park will also generate employment potential, which will provide employment to over 60,000 bidi workers, besides other unemployed persons.

Solapur is set to become a major textiles hub for providing uniforms for the armed forces and police personnel in the country, the minister said.

Amit Kumar Jain of Shri Solapur Readymade Kapad Utpadak Sangh said that the total cost for the garment park would be around Rs 300 crore.

The international exhibition on uniform and textiles held in Solapur is being hosted by Shree Solapur Readymade Garment Manufacturing Association in co-ordination with the Maharashtra Textile Ministry and Mafatlal Fabrics.

Over 6,000 retailers are expected to visit this exhibition and 82 stalls displaying latest new designs, uniforms and other garments.

Bank of Maharashtra will sanction spot loans of up to Rs 10 million to encourage the local garments industry during the event, said the Bank of Maharashtra chairman and managing director Ravindra Marathe.

The uniforms industry including school, corporate wear and government forces is worth over Rs 18,000 crore, of which nearly Rs 10,000 crore is in the organized sector.

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