|The Tiruchi District Tiny and Small Scale Industries' Association (TIDITSSIA) has been shown a few locations in Manapparai area for establishment of a mini textile park (MTP) with substantial government subsidy.|
The location of the MTP with common facility centres for design ideation, training, and sales in Manapparai area will be ideal for the development of the readymade garments business in Puthanatham town, N. Kanagasabapathy, TIDITSSIA president, said.
The MTP scheme envisaging establishment of at least 10 production units on a minimum area of 10 acres has to be developed through formation of a Special Purpose Vehicle.
The government, through the Handlooms and Textiles department, will make available subsidy to the extent of 50% with a maximum ceiling of ₹ 2.5 crore under the project.
The Revenue authorities have identified a little over 24 acres within the jurisdiction of the proposed area identified for establishment of the SIPCOT Industrial Park, Mr. Kanagasabapathy said.
Such a facility, industry sources said, would be ideal for promoting export. Most of the more than 50 readymade garment manufacturers in Puthanatham, located about 17 km away from the Manapparai town, have specialised in making churidars and children's apparel of export quality by virtue of frequent study visits to Mumbai.
Establishment of the MTP, industry sources said, will be a motivating factor for scaling up production through cluster approach.