Site for textile park at Padalur finalized

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-05-31 13:00:00 – Chennai

The site for the textile park planned to be set up at Padalur, on the Tiruchi – Chennai National Highway has been eventually finalized after witnessing several impediments in its initial three years.

The site is to come up on an area of 40.35 hectares — 36.79 hectares of government poramboke land in the Padalur village and 3.56 hectares government poramboke land in Irur village. The park is located at a distance about one km from the Tiruchi – Chennai National Highway and an approach road is planned to be laid at an estimate of Rs. One crore.

A large number of entrepreneurs have expressed their desire to set up their units at the proposed textile park. About 35 entrepreneurs have expressed their desire to set up their plants. Most of them hail from the western districts and possess adequate expertise for starting the units.

In fact, one of the entrepreneurs had already successfully set up a mini textile unit, not far away from the park, and has demanded an acre in the park, indicating the scope for the textile park in this area.

But strong objection from the local residents made the district administration shifted the site to the Padalur where a vast extent of government porrambokke land was available. Export-oriented units making readymade garments will come up.

Promoted by State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT), the park is expected to give a fillip to the industrial growth in the backward district of Perambalur. Availability of skilled labour and un-skilled workers were the major advantages in this region. The state government had accorded permission to the Directorate of Handlooms and Textiles for setting up the park.

The park will mainly cater to the needs of export-oriented ready-made garments units, production of yarn and so on. No dyeing unit will be permitted with a view to protecting the underground water table in the area.

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