The Punjab government has offered 1,000 acres of land in Fatehgarh Sahib district to set up a textile park under PM Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel Parks (PM MITRA) scheme. In a letter to Union Textile Minister Piyush Goyal, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann expressed the desire for setting up this ambitious project on the sacred land of Fatehgarh Sahib. He said that once commissioned, this project will make Punjab a ‘textile hub’ of the country.
Likewise, Mann said this project will also put the state in the orbit of a high growth trajectory of industrial growth. The chief minister asserted that the ambitious scheme will help attract investments on one hand and open new vistas of employment for the youth on the other.
He said all environmental clearances and norms as fixed by Centre and state pollution control boards will be adhered to while setting up this mega integrated textile region and apparel park. In July, the state government scrapped the proposed textile park project at the site near the Mattewara forest area in Ludhiana over environmental concerns.