Madhya Pradesh becomes hub for country’s textile industry

Special policy will be formed for garment industry

Minister Mr. Shukla inaugurates international textile-2017 conference 

textile28.1.17Bhopal, January 28, 2017 (Muslim Saleem):  Minister for Commerce-Industry, Employment, Mineral Resources and Overseas Indians Mr. Rajendra Shukla said that Madhya Pradesh has emerged as a hub of the Textile Industry of the country in the last one decade due to the Industrial friendly policy of the state government. He said that the state has around one thousand acre land bank in all the districts to establish Industries. A special policy is being brought soon to encourage garment industry in the state. Mr. Shukla was addressing the 14th International and 72nd All India Textile Conference here today. More than 300 representative of textile industry are taking part in the conference. Mr. Shukla mentioned that Madhya Pradesh is progressing rapidly. It has no more a bimaru state now and has come in the category of the developed state. Mr. Shukla further mentioned that all the facilities are available in the state to establish industry. Electricity, water, transport and other facilities like good roads are available. Moreover sufficient land is available. He said that long term planning has been made in electricity sector keeping in account the future requirements.

Every year, an increase of 1000 megawatt capacity is being registered in the established capacity.  Mr. Shukla further mentioned that the state government is working with full steam and commitment in the leadership of the Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the development of the state and to maintain the status of developed state. Krishi Karman Award continuously since last four years and 20 percent growth rate is the result of the government efforts. Minister Mr. Shukla said that there is a wide scope to put up industry. Madhya Pradesh is the biggest investment destination of the country.

Inviting industrialists to establish industry in the state, he urged them to contribute in the progress of the state. He further mentioned that on one hand textile industries will eliminate unemployment and on the other it will be pride for the state. Furthermore, Mr. Shukla mentioned that units of famous groups like Vardhman, Trident, Nahar, S.E.L Group, Raymond and Grasim are functioning successfully in the state. An amount of around Rs. 7 thousand crore has been invested in the textile sector and 40 thousand persons have got employment in last 6 years. Textile projects worth Rs. 4 thousand will be established in the state soon. He told that the biggest 750 megawatt solar power plant of the world is being established at Rewa. An amount of Rs. 6 thousand crore will be invested in this plant. White Tiger Safari has been made in Mukundpur of Rewa, he added.

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