June 29, 2015
Bengal’s Integrated Textile Development project to attract around Rs 37,000 crore
The West Bengal Government is hoping to attract around Rs 37,000 crore in the state through 10 Textile Clusters or Parks under Integrated Textile Development project over the next three years.
The project, on PPP model, will provide employment to 6-10 lakh people and incur a total investment of Rs 37,000 crore. The infrastructure, development and expenditure part of these projects will be about Rs 9,159 crore.
These parks, involving hosiery, ready-made garments and knitting, will come up at Barasat, Bankura, Metiabruz, Uluberia, Salt Lake, among other places. Most of the investments will be from private sector.
Meanwhile, six artisans from Bengal will be able to showcase their produce in France in a project under the supervision of UNESCO.