New Delhi: The Ministry of Textiles will select the states through ‘Challenge Method’ i.e. competition for the scheme to set up Textile Parks (MITRA) with huge investment. Under this scheme, seven parks are to be established in the country. A top government official has given this information.
This scheme was announced in the budget 2021-22. Textiles Secretary UP Singh said that the approval for this scheme is in advance stage. “We are hopeful that we will get the Cabinet’s approval on the Mitra scheme in the next 15 days,” he told PTI.
He said that many states are in the race for this scheme. Many states want to set up three or four parks here. That is why we have decided to select the states through ‘competition’.
Singh said that apart from 1,000 acres of land for these parks, the ministry is focusing on some other important things. This includes availability of raw materials, availability of all types of infrastructure such as port, road and rail connectivity besides availability of electricity and water.
The secretary said that the states will have to apply for this scheme, we will take out the letter of interest (EOI). We will ask for the documents as per the format and after that assessment will be done. He said that a portal would also be prepared for this.
Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal had recently said, “We want competition among states to get business opportunities. We will see such competition in Mitra scheme also. We have to finalize six-seven textile parks. For this, the states will have to make a commitment regarding land, labor laws, infrastructure and attractive electricity rates.
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