Sikkim’s first apparel manufacturing centre to mark debut of textile sector

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-04-07 12:00:00 – New Delhi

Sikkim to get its first ever Apparel and Garments Manufacturing Centre soon which will have three units. The proposed centre to involve investment to the tune of over Rs.18 crore will generate employment to one thousand give hundred local youth in Sikkim in the beginning. This will mark the debut of the textile sector in this tiny Himalayan border State.

The proposed Apparel and Garments Manufacturing Centre is expected to become operational by July this year.

The proposed centre is aimed at providing skilled training to the local youth, converting Sikkim’s traditional handloom into fashion garments and stitching uniforms for the police and armed forces.

The Ministry of Textiles will provide for the maintenance of the machines for the next three years. Each of these units will have one hundred machines.

Besides, the Ministry will give salaries to four experts at the Centre forever. These will include one textile engineer, one computer engineer, one maintaining the accounts and one looking after the administrative matters.

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