Mega Textile Parks being created in different parts of the country, are simply revolutionizing the sector, creating thousands of jobs and business opportunities, besides raising income of the people already engaged in the sector. Inaugurating the new mega textile part at Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it will strengthen Make in India and will create new job opportunities for the youth. He also added that the Park will open new doors for the growth of the state.
Earlier, the Centre had approved 7 PM Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM MITRA) Parks in greenfield or brownfield sites with world class infrastructure including plug and play facility with an outlay of Rs. 4,445 crore for a period of seven years upto 2027-28.
The seven finalized sites for setting up PM MITRA Parksinclude Tamil Nadu (Virudhnagar), Telangana (Warangal), Gujarat (Navsari), Karnataka (Kalburgi), Madhya Pradesh (Dhar), Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow/Hardoi) and Maharastra (Amrawati).
Apart from this, the government is also implementing a scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) through which 54 textiles parks have been approved across the country, out of which 31 textiles parks have been completed, while 23 are at various stages of completion.
For holistic development of the entire textile value chain of the country including the manufacturing sector, the government is implementing several schemes like- Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Textiles, SAMARTH- Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector, Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme, National Technical Textiles Mission, Silk Samagra-2, etc.
The state of Uttar Pradesh has two PM Mitra Parks- one in Lucknow and another in Hardoi. They are expected to help generate employment opportunities for the skilled manpower of the state. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of Integrated Textile Park in 1,000 acres in Lucknow and Hardoi districts under PM Mega Integrated Textile Sector and Apparel (PM Mitra), has already been signed and works are in progress.
Moreover, with an objective to provide financial assistance to a group of entrepreneurs to establish state–of-the-art infrastructure facilities in a cluster for setting up their textile units, the Ministry of Textiles has been implementing the Scheme for Integrated Textile Park (SITP). The scheme has provisions to support setting up units of textile value chain like- spinning, weaving, processing and garmenting etc. Under SITP, 1947 units are operational across the country.