Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Pitches For Greenfield PM-MITRA Park In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government is gearing up to submit its proposal to the Centre for setting up a PM-MITRA park, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal to consider a greenfield park in the state.

As per a notification of Textiles Ministry, the PM PM MITRA parks will be set up at Greenfield/Brownfield sites located in different states. For a Greenfield park, the Centre will provide 30% capital support of the project cost with a cap of ₹500 crore. For Brownfield sites, it would be 30% of balance infrastructure and other support facilities with a limit of Rs 200 crore.

Pradhan, in a letter to Goyal, said with its rich history and locally available competence in textile sector, Odisha is uniquely positioned to attract investments in the textiles and apparel sectors.

“The handloom products of Odisha have gained world-wide acclaim for their design and quality. It has various designs such as Sambalpuri, Bomkei and Berhampuri. Odisha is also famous for its Ikat type of weaving,” he added.

He further said apparel and textiles, including technical textiles is one of the 6 focus sectors of the state. Under the apparel policy of the state government, capital grant of 20% of project cost up to Rs 20 crore and interest-free loan up to 10% with maximum limit of Rs 10 crore is available to the industries presently, Pradhan said.

While Sahi Exports, Aditya Birla Fashion and several other companies have already set up their manufacturing bases in Odisha, two textile and apparel parks are already under construction, one near to the major port of Dhamra and another near Bhubaneswar at Malipada, the Minister sad.

Meanwhile, he state government orgnised a national seminar on ‘Making Odisha the Textiles Hub of the East’ organised by IPICOL in Bhubaneswar on Monday as an initiative to prepare its proposal for PM MITRA park.

Also ReadOdisha Invites Textile & Apparel Giants From Across India

OB Bureau

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

Priyanka, Nick Welcome Baby Through Surrogacy

Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra on Friday night shared that she and husband Nick Jonas have… Read More

13 mins ago

Odisha’s Centenarian Freedom Fighter Jitendriya Pradhan Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s centenarian freedom fighter Jitendriya Pradhan passed away on Friday. He was 102. Pradhan,… Read More

37 mins ago

Here’s What Sourav Ganguly Said On Show-Causing Virat Kohli

Kolkata: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said that… Read More

39 mins ago

Know The Sculptor Of Netaji Statue To Be Installed At India Gate

Bhubaneswar: The grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, which will be installed at India… Read More

1 hour ago

Over 2.2 Lakh Nominations Filed For Panchayat Polls In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: More than 2.2 lakh nominations have been filed for the three-tier panchayat elections in the… Read More

11 hours ago

King Cobra Recovers From Fractured Ribs After Treatment At OUAT In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A king cobra, which was undergoing treatment of its fractured ribs, at OUAT, here,… Read More

11 hours ago