R Vimal Kumar
Tirupur: For textile entrepreneurs in Tirupur knitwear cluster who are facing the brunt of congestion and increasing pollution problems in the region, here is an opportunity to expand their production without going much farther.
The KINFRA Integrated Industrial and Textile Park, planned by Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA), a body under Kerala Government, on an expanse of 165 acres adjacent to Kerala-Tamil Nadu border in Palakkad district can be an ideal platform for overcoming the above-mentioned lacunae.
The park is expected to be commissioned very shortly. The KINFRA had already developed 20 industrial parks across Kerala prior to this venture.
The KINFRA officials on Friday discussed with the officials of Textiles Committee, a body under Union Ministry of Textiles, the scopes of investments from Tirupur-based entrepreneurs in the park.
KINFRA Junior Manager V. Murali Krishnan told The Hindu that it was planned to allocate land in the park on first-cum-first basis to textile business units preferably in the areas of technical textiles, spinning, weaving, processing and garmenting.
“Developed plots will be offered at the rate of Rs 7.55 lakh for an acre which is very cheap by any standard,” he added.
The park would be available with facilities like uninterrupted power and water supply, roads, street light and rain water harvesting structures.
“To ensure quality power, a joint venture company has been formed by KINFRA with National Thermal Power Corporation,” Mr Murali Krishnan said.
The KINFRA would be setting up effluent treatment plants based on the requirement.
Offering single window clearance system, the KINFRA would be arranging all permits, licenses and clearances required from various government agencies to the investors.
More details can be obtained from Mr. Murali Krishnan (Tel: 098461-26004).