Web Exclusive | January 2018
Manapparai to get mini textile park
The Tiruchi District Tiny and Small Scale Industries’ Association (TIDITSSIA) has been shown a few locations in Manapparai area (Tamil Nadu) for establishment of a mini textile park (MTP) with substantial government subsidy. The location of the MTP with common facility centres for design ideation, training, and sales in Manapparai area will be ideal for the development of the readymade garments business in Puthanatham, TIDITSSIA President, N Kanagasabapathy said.
The MTP scheme envisaging establishment of at least 10 production units on a minimum area of 10 acres has to be developed through formation of a SPV. The government, through the Handlooms and Textiles Department, will make subsidy available to the extent of 50 per cent with a maximum ceiling of Rs 2.5 crore under the project.
The Revenue authorities have identified a little over 24 acres within the jurisdiction of the proposed area identified for establishment of the SIPCOT Industrial Park. Such a facility would be ideal for promoting export. Most of the more than 50 readymade garment manufacturers in Puthanatham, located about 17 km away from the Manapparai town, have specialised in making churidars and children's apparel of export quality by virtue of frequent study visits to Mumbai.