Take benefit of the new textile policy, Minister tells industrialists

Minister in-charge of the district Dinesh Gundu Rao delivering the inaugural address at a workshop in Hubballi on Friday. —Photo: Kiran Bakale  

Calling upon industrialists to take benefit of the new textile policy of the State government, Minister in-charge of the district Dinesh Gundu Rao has offered government support for those who come forward to set up an textile cluster here.

Inaugurating a divisional-level workshop organised by the Department of Handlooms and Textiles and the Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry here on Friday, he said the new textile policy focussed on strengthening the textile sector, generating employment opportunities and promoting exports. It was left to the stakeholders to take maximum benefit of the policy, he said.

Taking a dig at those levelling allegations against the State government for “neglecting” the industrial sector, he said they were politically motivated. The industrial policy of the State had been termed as ideal for the entire nation. Besides supporting the industrial sector, the government had initiated steps to revive sick industries, particularly in north Karnataka.

A survey was on to construct a ring road here. All efforts would be made to see that the Indian Institute of Technology was set up here, Mr. Dinesh Gundu Rao said.

Anand Kittur, Joint Director, Textiles, said a minimum of 50 acres of land was mandatory earlier to set up a textile park. But the government had relaxed this norm and reduced the land requirement to 15 acres.

The government also provides subsidy up to Rs. 20 crore for textile projects, he added.

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