Web Exclusive | January 2017
Maharashtra to set up garment park in Solapur
The Maharashtra Government plans to set up a garment park with an investment of Rs 300 crore at Solapur, which is considered the textile hub of Maharashtra. Inaugurating the three-day International exhibition on uniform and textile, Subhash Deshmukh, State Textile Minister, said the Government plans to use the land of Narsing Girji Mill for setting up the Park and the work will start on January 26.
“The State Government would provide infrastructure and all support to complete and launch this unique garment park,” he added. It is expected to generate employment for over 60,000 bidi workers in Solapur, besides other unemployed persons.
Solapur will be a major hub for also providing uniforms for the Armed forces and police personnel in the country, he said, and requested organisers host international exhibition outside the country to attract foreign investment.