Gujarat has performed remarkably well, achieving an 18 per cent growth over the past decade since 2004, through policy support from both the Centre and State government. Unlike several other states, entrepreneurs in Gujarat have the option of availing benefits from both the Centre and the State Government, allowing for additional benefits. The Centre’s Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS), along with the state government’s policy, has helped entrepreneurs reap huge benefits in the sector.
Currently, in Gujarat, there are 144 composite mills including those for spinning, 897 cotton ginning and processing units, 22 surgical cotton units, 2,362 units for processing of readymade garments, 362 units for technical textiles, 513 power processing units and 1,146 hand processing units, of which 95 per cent are located in Rajkot. Additionally, Gujarat also currently has 60 home textile units and 5,053 preparatory units for weaving.
Gujarat has been at the forefront in availing TUFS as compared to other States. According to records maintained by the regional office here, of 5,136 applications made for 15 per cent of capital subsidy scheme, nearly 87 per cent originated from Gujarat. Of the Rs 230.11 crore subsidy disbursed, 75 per cent was to units and entrepreneurs in Gujarat.