National Conference on PM Mega Integrated Textile Regions and Apparel Park (PM MITRA) Scheme
Recently a National Conference on PM Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel Park (PM Mitra) Park Scheme was organised by the Ministry of Textiles.
The conference was inaugurated by U.P Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles.
The conference provided a platform for presentations by officials of 13 state governments.
13 states viz Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh participated in the conference.
Each state government showcased its strengths in the textiles sector.
About PM MITRA Park Scheme
Under the project, PM Mitra Parks will be set up by a special purpose vehicle owned by the State Governments and the Centre in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.
Seven Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM Mitra) parks will be set up at greenfield or brownfield sites located in different states.
It is motivated by PM Modi’s 5F vision of farm to fibre, fibre to factory, factory to fashion and fashion to foreign.
This integrated vision will help drive the growth of the textile sector in the economy.
Aim of the scheme
To create a world class industrial infrastructure that will attract cutting edge technology and promote FDI and local investment in the sector.
The objective of this scheme is to generate about 1 lakh direct and 2 lakh indirect jobs per park.
The Centre will provide capital support for common infrastructure development of Rs 500 crore for each greenfield Mitra park and Rs 200 crore for each brownfield.
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