Arvind Ltd has signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board to set up an integrated apparel and textile park in Chittoor. The MoU was signed between Kulin Lalbhai, Executive Director, Arvind Ltd, and J Krishna Kishore, CEO, APEDB, in the presence of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.
Arvind Ltd, the flagship company of the Lalbhai Group, plans to establish the facility in multiple phases across 100-125 acres with a capacity to produce 24 million pieces of shirts, jeans per annum. Arvind is India’s largest denim manufacturer and the world’s fourth-largest producer and exporter of denim.
The proposed facility will see an initial investment of Rs 3 billion and is expected to create 15,000 jobs in the first phase. Arvind will also skill over 5,000 workers in garmenting in the proposed unit. The integrated park would help Chittoor, a backward district, to rapidly scale up on value-added industrialisation.
J Krishna Kishore, CEO, APEDB, said: “Textiles is a priority sector for Andhra Pradesh as the state aims to increase productivity and efficiency by attracting integrated textile units.”
The Chief Minister has been giving special impetus to textiles and garments due to its potential to create employment, especially to women. The State has been wooing textile majors to establish their units in Andhra Pradesh.