Newsline-National | July 2019
Madurai to get zero discharge textile processing park
A Rs 200 crore zero-waste textile processing park, which would be a boon to the textile industry in Tamil Nadu to get rid of effluent, is to come up at Kariapatti in Virudhunagar district on the border with Madurai. This was revealed at a press meet organised to announce the textile expo to be held from June 18 to 21 at Madurai District Tiny and Small-Scale Industries Association (Maditssia). Project director of the textile processing park K R Gnanasambandan said that they were in the process of seeking permission for the foundation stone laying ceremony of the park which is to be spread over 100 acres. He said the park would be established in a year.
As in other districts, textiles had been flourishing in Madurai and the southern districts too with about 75 units functioning well till recently in Madurai alone. However, about 35 of them had closed down thanks to the issue of pollution.
The remaining ones were suspended because power supply was stopped over the issue. Gnanasambandan said that the textile processing park project was signed by late chief minister J Jayalalithaa at the 2015 Global Investors Meet and Maditssia was the first to take up the offer.