Manapparai May Soon Get A Mini Apparel Park

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The Tiruchi District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association (TIDITSSIA) is keen on establishing a mini apparel park in Manapparai area, with the support of leading exporters in Tirupur. The association intends to make use of the Rs 2.5 crore subsidy offered by the state government for starting small textile clusters/parks. The state government, as per the new textile policy, will offer 50% of the cost to create roads, a sewage treatment plant and a captive power plant. Ten entrepreneurs could form a cluster and set up a mini textile park on ten acres. The entrepreneurs should buy the land and establish a minimum of ten worksheds to get the subsidy, sources said.

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This proposed park will help further develop the RMG business in Puthanatham town, 17 km away from Manapparai. There are more than 50 RMG manufacturer here, specializing in making churidars and children’s apparel of export quality. The Mini Textile Park scheme, under the policy, has to be implemented through formation of a Special Purpose Vehicle. “We will be approaching representatives of textile sector in Tirupur shortly,” TIDITSSIA president R. Ilango said. The association sees the SIPCOT Industrial Estate coming up in Manapparai as an ideal location for the purpose, with a special focus on promoting exports. With good road and rail connectivity, a mini textile park in Manapparai will generate substantial employment in the town and surroundings.

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