Web Exclusive | August 2016
Rs 400 cr textile hub proposed in Gujarat
The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) has proposed to set up a Rs 800 crore state-of-the art textile processing cluster housing about 100 dyeing and printing mills in Surat district and has approached the central government for 50 per cent funding.
The total project cost for the cluster is pegged at Rs 800 crore. The SGCCI is eyeing 50 per cent grant from the Central Government and 25 per cent each from the State Government and the industry, according to a newspaper report.
"This is going to be an ambitious project to boost the manufacturing capacity and quality of textile processing sector in Surat. We want to set up a processing cluster having big units with hi-tech technology and upgradation," says SGCCI President B S Agarwal.
The textile processing units will be connected with a common boiler system to discourage the use of chimneys. There will also be a set-up for wind and solar power generation, common drainage, CETP plant, tertiary treatment plant and other state-of-the-art facilities.