February 21, 2012 admin

Textile Park for Kangra urged

SHIMLA 21st February 2012 : Shri Kishan Kapoor, Industries Minister has urged the Ministry of Textile Industries to set up Textile Park in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Shri Kapoor was speaking in a meeting convened for Central Transportation Grant and other issues related to special package for Special Category States organised by Ministry of Commerce and Industries at New Delhi today.  He said that Ministry of Textile had sanctioned one textile park at Una in private sector recently.  He said that reputed industrial houses were coming forward for setting up their industrial units in the State as State had immense potential of textile industries.
Shri Kapoor said that about 4000 weavers had involved themselves in traditional handloom and handicrafts industries. He urged Government of India to provide state of the art equipments to the weavers, provision of margin money, depot for raw material, skill upgradation and facilities for training to the wearers.  He also requested for weaving of their loans in one go.  He said that about 8700 rural families of six districts have involved in sericulture and allied activities.  He said that about 180 metric tonne cocoon had been producing annually  which generate six lakh mandays.
Industries Minister urged for completion of National Fashion Technology Institute building by 30th June, 2012.  He said that 18 acre land had been provided by the State Government free of cost and  committed to provide Rs. 58.65 crore for building infrastructure.
He urged to extend industrial package for the period of 2020. He said that about one lakh persons had been provided job opportunities in the State after industrial package 2003.  He said that State Government had made mandatory to the industrialists to provide 70 percent employment opportunities to Himachali youths in their units.

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