Newsline-National | February 2016
Largest textile park in Andhra Pradesh
India’s largest textile park will come up in Telangana’s Warangal town, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has announced.
He said the proposed ‘cotton-to-garment’ park will be set up in an area of 2,000-3,000 acre. The Warangal district collector has already released Rs 100 crore for acquiring land for the textile cluster.
The Chief Minister said that while textile parks in different parts of the country like Solapur, Tirupur and Surat were engaged in manufacturing specific categories of garments, the proposed park in Warangal will cover all segments.
He said the government would promote the park in collaboration with various companies. “Some companies have already come forward,” he said and was confident that with a major railway junction in Warangal and the possibility to build an airport, the textile cluster would have tremendous potential. He believes the park with a township will increase Warangal’s population by 4-5 lakh in 3-4 years. With a population of 10 lakh, Warangal is the second biggest city in Telangana after Hyderabad.