Solapur to become a Major Garments Manufacturing Hub

Solapur to become a Major Garments Manufacturing Hub

Solapur a district in Maharashtra known for its manufacturing skills is set to become major uniform and garment manufacturing hub in the coming years, following government’s initiative to set up Garments Park and new MIDC, Nilesh Shah, vice president of Solapur Readymade Kapad Utpadak Sangh said.

As Solapur has the potential to become supplier for uniforms for the whole country they invite national and international garment manufacturers to invest in this region. Solapur attracts investment for setting up of garment industries in Maharashtra primarily due to easy availability of transportation, labour and raw materials, Shah added.

It has more than 1,000 garment manufacturing units at present and is well connected with the rest of the country with rail and road network and the nearest airports being Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad.

Solapur is witnessing higher demand for school uniforms, kids garments, gents and ladies dresses and hence this industry is witnessing good progress in the region.

The industry in India has an aggregate volume of Rs.18,000 crore out of which Rs.10,000 crore is already catered by uniform manufacturing industry. Solapur district is already contributing 6 to 7 percent of trade volume.

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