Recently, the Union Cabinet approved the setting up of seven Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM MITRA) Parks at an outlay of Rs. 4,445 crore.
The MITRA park aims to integrate the entire textile value chain from spinning, weaving, processing/dyeing, printing to garment manufacturing at one location.
According to Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal the mega parks would provide an opportunity to develop an integrated textiles value chain at one place, starting with spinning, weaving, processing/dyeing, printing, and garment manufacture.
The parks will be developed with total spending of ₹4,445 crore over five years and will be set up at greenfield and brownfield sites located in different states.
It is estimated to create around 1 lakh direct and 2 lakh indirect employment.
“PM MITRA would provide an opportunity to develop an integrated textiles value chain at one place, starting with spinning, weaving, processing/dyeing, printing, and garment manufacture,” said textiles minister Piyush GoyaL
The government estimates the cost of setting up each park at an estimated Rs. 1700 crore.
Of the total, up to 30 per cent of the project cost or Rs.500 crore in greenfields, and up to Rs. 200 crore in brownfield parks will be given by the government as development capital support.
PM Modi’s 5F vision inspires PM MITRA. “Farm to fibre, fibre to the factory, factory to fashion, and fashion to foreign are all included in the ‘5F’ Formula. This comprehensive vision will aid in the expansion of the textile industry in the economy..
“State government assistance will comprise a 1,000-acre of land for the creation of a world-class industrial estate,” Goyal said.
PM MITRA plans to develop 50 per cent of the land for pure manufacturing, 20 per cent for utilities, and 10 per cent for commercial development, he added.
The core infrastructure of PM MITRA parks will include, among other things, an incubation centre and plug-and-play facility, developed factory sites, roads, power, water, and waste-water systems, a typical processing house, a common effluent treatment plant (CETP), and other related facilities such as a design centre and testing centres.
Workers’ hostels and accommodation, a logistics park, warehousing, medical, training, and skill development facilities will be available.