Textile Cluster To Be Set Up In Mysore

Textile Cluster To Be Set Up In MysoreTextile minister, Mr. Santosh Kumar Gangwar visited the cluster for textiles proposed to be set up in Mysore. Centre has released Rs. 28 crore for the project which is expected to boost investment in the region and create jobs.

Mysore is already famous for its silk products and was also well-known for its now defunct textile mills, the Sri Krishnarajendra Textile, set up during the reign of the Maharajas that gave employment to a large number of people. Cotton is cultivated in the region, including in the H D Kote taluk.

This comes seven months after the union finance minister, Mr. Arun Jatliey awarded the textile cluster for the city along with five other cities in India. He had set aside Rs. 200 crore for the six clusters.

The proposed facility will help the city to emerge as a textiles hub as Mysore belt produces cotton and also it is close to textile centres like Tirupur and Coimbatore. As the raw material will be available locally, it should help entrepreneurs.

Besides, it will add to the three clusters already proposed for printing, packaging and general engineering. The upcoming textile cluster is expected to boost cluster growth in Mysore.

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