The Maharashtra Government has decided to earmark 3,000 hectares of land for promotion of textile hubs in Amravati district, accommodating 200 units with a potential to generate 30,000 jobs, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced. At Nandgaon Peth in Amravati district, Fadnavis commissioned the first greenfield linen yarn and fabric manufacturing facility of Raymond Limited, which made its unit operational within 15 months.
CM said, “The government is committed to promoting agro industries in the cotton belt of Vidarbha to provide higher remuneration to the farmers. The textile policy ensured the textile hub would be accorded higher priority in areas of Vidarbha which has highest cotton cultivation.” Working on the farm-to-fabric-to-fashion-to-foreign theme, said the CM, the policy reforms undertaken in textile sectors were irreversible.
“Amravati, with all infrastructure facilities, is all set to become the leading textile hub of India. As many as 30 mega units and 90 small and medium scale units have taken the initiative in the textile sector. In all, 200 units in the next five years are set to deliver the change,” he said.
Giving details about the government’s plans in the textile sector, Fadnavis said, “The integrated textile hub would see a private-public partnership complete with emphasis on cotton cultivators growth and development. The Amravati University will have a skill development centre to impart training to meet the challenges in the textile sector, which is the second largest employment generating sector.”