Central Indian government gives green signal for setting up textile park in Himachal
The Union Government committed towards promoting hand weaving craft and also for the welfare of weavers in Himachal has given its approval for setting up a textile park in the state. This was stated by Ajay Tamta, Union Minister of State for Textiles corresponding between the Centre and the state government on the issue of setting up the textile park
He added that if the state government provided suitable land for the park, the Center would provide 40 % of the project funding for infrastructure development. Eight different types of industries, associated in the making of textiles, would be a part of the proposed park.
In order to make handmade textiles better and attractive so as to boost their marketing, the Union ministry has decided to bring weavers and designers together on one platform. He said that plans to link traditional weavers of Kullu, Mandi, Kinnaur and Kangra districts with designers was on the anvil.
The minister said the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government had entered into five MoUs with various agencies for the development of hand weaving craft and for the welfare of weavers.
Tamta said that Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari during his recent visit to the state had announced 54 new national highways, adding that it was now for the state government to pursue the matter regarding preparing the detailed project reports and forest clearances so that funds could be sanctioned by the Centre.