Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the Textile Park in Nandgaon Peth MIDC, Amravati. “On the lines of Nandgaonpeth, eight more textile parks would be set up at Yavatmal, Buldana, Jalgaon, Aurangabad, Jalna, Parbhani, Beed and Nanded,” said Fadnavis. Industries minister Subhash Desai was also present on this occasion, among others.
This Amravati Textile Park has 8 major textile units with investment of Rs 1243 crore, giving a direct employment to 3700 people.
Admitting that farmer suicides were reported mostly from the cotton-growing areas, he said his government gives special priority to providing irrigation facilities and setting up cotton processing units in these areas.
"Jalyukta Shivar Yojana is a part of this endeavour. It is essential to create decentralised water storages. It is necessary to complete well-digging works. Unless irrigation facilities are created, farmers' life will not improve," he said. The companies which want to set up units in textile parks would get all the permissions within a month's time, he assured. They would also get financial assistance.
"Six manufacturing units have been given permission, paving way for employment to 3,702 people. In future, 25,000 youth will get jobs here," he said.