The Uttar Pradesh state government recently earmarked more than 77 acres for the proposed Noida Apparel Export Cluster, aiming to get private investment worth ₹900 crore in the infrastructure project. The proposed textile cluster, consisting of nearly 55 manufacturing and export units, is expected to generate employment for more than 100,000.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has planned to develop the state as a global garments hub and offer a competitive option to the top buyers, who are currently procuring textile and fabrics from China.
Handloom and textile minister Sidharth Nath Singh said the state is also planning to establish integrated textile parks across the state, for which the government had invited expression of interest (EoI) from private players.
“So far, six developers have evinced interest in setting up such Parks at Agra, Meerut, Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida), Chandauli, Jhansi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur districts,” Singh told a news agency.
Recently, a delegation of Agra-based industrialists representing 300 textile manufacturers met the Uttar Pradesh minister of state for textiles Chaudhary Udaybhan seeking suitable land for setting up textile and apparel units in Agra.
The government has also expedited the process of identifying land for the proposed textile parks in the state for mass employment generation and faster economic growth at the local level.
The state is looking to employ the skilled and semiskilled migrant workers, who were forced to return to UP following COVID-19 lockdown from top textile manufacturing centres across the country.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)