A state-of-the-art textile park, a virtual one-stop solution for the international home textile market, is all set to be operational in Karur shortly.

Set up under the Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks, the Rs.130-crore sophisticated project, christened Karur Textile Park Limited (KTPL), is rated the premier facility of its kind anywhere in the country for its technical and ancillary facilities in a united complex spread over 110 acres in Thalapatti and Puthambur villages, about 12 km from here off the Karur-Madurai highway. The park is all set for formal inauguration in March while it is expected that all the units would commence their full-fledged commercial operations from June. Though 40 textile parks have been planned under the SITP including eight in Tamil Nadu, the Karur home textile park is unique in conception and execution with its attractive set up, utility-oriented plan and aesthetic appeal. The KTPL is set to become an exclusive export zone for home textiles out of India, according to KTPL chairman M. Nachimuthu, president of the Karur Exporters Association and Chairman of the Atlas Group of Companies.

The park is expected to provide direct employment to more than 4,000 workers and indirect employment to another 10,000 people.