Web Exclusive | March 2019
Karanj textile park inaugurated in south Gujarat
Surat could play a pivotal role in VisionNXT, a trend forecasting initiative of the government to create an indigenous fashion forecasting service, textiles minister Smriti Irani said inaugurating the Rs 300-crore Karanj Textile Park in Mandvi taluka in south Gujarat recently. Entrepreneurs from Surat can immensely contribute to that initiative, she said.
Surat is India’s largest man-made fabric hub. The trend forecasting lab was recently started in Delhi.
Irani also appreciated the environment concerns at the textile parks in south Gujarat where the country’s first zero liquid discharge (ZLD) has been set up at the Gujarat Eco Textile Park (GETP) at Palsana under the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) scheme of the central government. More than 90 per cent of waste water from the GETP plant will be recycled at the ZLD plant, a report in a top Indian English-language daily quoted the minister as saying.