Indian Government has decided to set up a Rs. 300 crore garment park in Solapur, Maharashtra to promote the city as a major garment hub. Nearly 27 acres of land belonging to erstwhile Narsing Girji Mill in Solapur has been identified for the same.
The groundbreaking ceremony of the park would take place on 26th January. The Government will provide all required infrastructure to successfully complete and launch this park. The park will provide employment to over 60,000 bidi workers, said Subhash Deshmukh, Textiles Minister, Maharashtra.
It may be mentioned here that the uniforms industry including school, corporate wear and Government forces is worth over Rs. 18,000 crore, of which nearly Rs. 10,000 crore is in the organized sector. Solapur contributes nearly Rs. 1,100 crore with uniforms churned out from around 1,000 plus manufacturing units in the city.