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UP To Build Mega Textile Park In Lucknow To Implement PMMITRA
The textile park will be built as a part of the implementation of the PMMITRA scheme and the state government has already identified land clusters in Lucknow and Hardoi district for the purpose
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The proposed site for the project
As a part of the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (PM-MITRA) Scheme, the Uttar Pradesh government will be constructing a Mega Textile Park in Lucknow. The park will be spread across 1162 acres and will be constructed between Lucknow and Hardoi districts.
It may be recalled that the Centre had recently announced that Mega Textile Parks will be constructed in seven states to promote the textile industry and also provide employment to the people. These mega textile parks will also see investments coming into the state. The seven states which were selected for the project are Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. The Centre is investing nearly Rs 70,000 crores in the project.
According to the official information, the mega textile park will be built on 1162 acres, out of which 903.07 acres will be in Lucknow and 259.09 acres will be Hardoi. It will be known as the Sant Kabir PM Mitra Textile and Apparel Park Limited.
In Lucknow, the textile park will be built in the Attari village of Malihabad tehsil of Lucknow. This will be the centre for crafts like Chikankari and Zari-Zardozi of Lucknow, Handloom of Hardoi and Barabanki, dari and carpets of Sitapur, Zari Zardozi of Unnao, Hosiery and Textile of Kanpur, Block Printing and Zari Zardozi of Farrukhabad, Zari Zardozi of Shahjahanpur, handloom terricot industry of Ambedkarnagar, Azamgarh Gorakhpur and Rampur. Silk, handloom and textile clusters of Mau and Varanasi and apparel clusters of Gautam Budh Nagar.
The textile park will not only provide employment, but will also act as a bridge between companies and the weavers for getting direct work. The state governments are also in talks with investors to invest in the project.
The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asked the state government officials to do an assessment of the area earmarked for the project and present a feasibility report. As per the assessment, ground water is available below 40 feet in the area chosen for the project, due to which there is sufficient availability of water.
According to the assessment done for municipal and solid waste management, a waste to energy plant is located in Shivri village near Mohan Road, at a distance of 40 km from the project site. The presence of 33 and 11 KVA lines is already available in this area for power supply. Along with this, 400 KVA substation at Jhetha will also be very helpful for the Mega Textile Park.