Telangana Industries and Textiles Minister KT Rama Rao has reviewed developments in the textile sector in the state. He has asked the State Government to ensure basic infrastructure needed for the effective operation of the firms located in the Gundlapochampally Apparel Park.
Rao stated that necessary infrastructure in place will help state to fetch more investments to the apparel parks in the state.
Setting up of a corpus fund for maintenance and related aspects were also surfaced at the review meet held last week.
Additionally, the Minister has asked officials to take actions if any of the firm operating in the apparel park is flouting norms by engaging itself in any activities other than garment manufacturing.
He stressed that training and skill development centre should be established more at the apparel park for handicrafts artisans.
The Minister also urged Telangana State Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society to come up with plans to increase the number of centres operated by the society at different places in view of increasing demand for handlooms.
Telangana has been taking steps to boost the textile industry in the state including the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) in February this year proposed to set up a small- and medium-scale textile park in the state. The move is aimed to boost reverse migration of weavers from textile manufacturing hubs such as Surat, Bhiwandi and Solapur to their home state.
The establishment of such a facility will encourage reverse migration of weavers from textile manufacturing hubs such as Surat, Bhiwandi and Solapur to their home state.
Additionally, the State Government inked a MoU with the Tamil Nadu-based apparel manufacturer Kay Ventures, to set up an ‘Apparel Super Hub’ at the upcoming apparel park at Peddur Village in Sircilla District in March this year.