Madurai

Textile processing cluster coming up

V. Padmanand, Director, Grant Thornton, speakingat Madurai Textile Processing Cluster stakeholders’meeting on Monday.— PHOTO: S. JAMES  

A textile processing cluster, facilitated by MADITSSIA, is coming up near Kariyapatti in Virudhunagar district at a cost of Rs. 250 crore.

Southern districts textile processing cluster private limited, promoted by around 400 family-run textile manufacturers of Madurai, Sivaganga and Virudhunagar, will have 36 state-of-the art bleaching and dyeing units, at Pottakulam and Thamaraikulam villages, off Kariyapatti.

“These scattered units are now facing closure as Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has been issuing notices to them for polluting groundwater in the process of bleaching and dyeing. So, they need to move out and adopt better technology to run the show,” said MADITSSIA panel chairman for cluster development KR. Gnanasambandan.

The special purpose vehicle, formed for setting up the private industrial park, has bought 100 acres of land.

The State and the Centre have given the in-principle consent for the park under the Integrated Processing Development Scheme of the Union Ministry of Textiles.

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