After having excelled in the fields of IT and pharma, Telangana has now set its sights on the textile sector. The state aims to create an end-to-end value chain for the industry to boost its prospects, says a Times of India report. One of the state’s plan is to set up the country’s largest textiles park — Kakatiya Mega Textile Park (KMTP) —over 1,200 acre for offering a complete manufacturing ecosystem for the textiles and apparel industry within its premises.
According to Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, IT & industries, Telangana, the state has acquired the required land for the project and is currently developing its infrastructure. It has also allotted 350 acre to two companies, Youngone Corporation and Ganesha Ecosphere. KMTP will also set up plug-and-play infrastructure for local weavers and textile manufacturers and a common effluent treatment plant. It will set up training centers in Warangal and its catchment villages to train the local population.
The state government also plans to set up country’s first technical textile testing lab with the help of the Centre at KMTP this year. The lab will be set up with an investment of Rs 150 crore.