Bangalore is also known as the ‘Garment capital’ of India. Karnataka, and especially Bangalore hosts many big garment companies. Various industries in Karnataka have always accused the government of giving attention only to IT and BT and not any other industry. The Textile industry has been asking for textile parks on the lines of IT parks.

Textile Parks

In July 2008 the Karnataka Government proposed to establish 11 Textile Parks to give a boost to textile industry in the State.

The Textile Parks would be come up in Gulbarga, Davanagere, Bellary, Bangalore, Ramanagaram, Mysore, Belgaum.

Besides an Integrated Textile Park at Doddaballapur, Apparel Park Phase II and III at Doddaballapur and High Tech Weaving Park at Mysore would be taken up.

Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) has initiated to establish the Textile Park in Davanagere at a cost of Rs 350 lakhs in 60 acres of land at Karur and Davanagere. However, the works on infrastructure development was stalled since land owners have approached civil court.

Development of Apparel Park Phase II and III at Doddaballapur would be taken up at 265.30 acres and 750 acres respectively to be acquired by KIADB. Besides in Doddaballapur and Integrated Textile Park was proposed under Central Government’s Scheme for Integrated Textile Park (SITP) at a cost of Rs 62 Crore. The Centre has already released Rs 220 lakhs and civil works are in progress.

In Bellary the Textile Park would come up in 154 acres at Mundargi and Guggarahalli. Action has been initiated to develop 65 acres of land and land has been allotted to 83 Processing units. For High Tech Weaving Park in Mysore 10 acres of land has been allotted to entrepreneurs at Hebbal KIADB Industrial Area.

In Bangalore preliminary notification has been issued for acquisition of 50 acres of land at Hosahalli in Anekal Taluk for the High Tech Weaving Park at a cost of Rs 4200 lakhs. Textile Park to be set up in Gulbarga would come up in 50 acres of land at Nandur Kasarali KIADB industrial area has been identified and 80 entrepreneurs have been identified for this Textile Park.

In Ramanagaram, KIADB has identified 125 acres of land at Harisandra Village in Ramanagaram District for establishment of Textile Park and action was being taken for acquisition of 257.37 acres of land at Kadakola and Koohanahalli village in Mysore for setting up Textile Park.

Sixty nine acres of land had been identified at Wagvade village in Belgaum for establishment of Textile Park.

Doddaballapur Integrated Textile Park (DITPL)

Tthe Rs 250-crore Doddaballapur Integrated Textile Park (DITPL) is expected to become one of the country’s important powerloom clusters. It was inaugurated in July 2010 by the Union textile minister Dayanidhi Maran.

This park will provide employment to 8,000 people. The park, spread across 48 acres, will ensure processing and pre-weaving facilities.

It will house 75 weaving units with 600 looms and eight apparel factories with 500 sewing machines owned and operated by members of the units. Around 41 units are expected to be operational by this year-end. Maran said modernizing technology and production processes are the key to staying competitive in the global market.

  1. Benaka Clothing Co
    Mfrs of : Corporate / Industrial
    Hotel/ Hospital / Institutions Uniforms
    #59, 1st Main, Next to GuruPriya
    Kalayana Mantapa, Karekallu,
    Kamakshipalya, Bangalore – 560 079
    Ph : +91-80-3241-6472
    Fax: +91-80-2348-7574
    Email : marketing@benakaclothing.com
  2. Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation
    III & IV Floor, Public Utility Building,
    Bangalore – 560 001.
    Tel: +91-80-25586550, 25586399, 25598442, 25588559, 25586402
    Fax: +91-80-25587020.
    Email: ksicblr@blr.vsnl.net.inMysore Silk Weaving Factory, set up in 1932, modernized with Japanese Technology in 1980, renamed KSIC in ’81, is the only manufacturer in India to offer 100% pure natural silk and spun yarn. Four units near Bangalore handle the entire manufacturing process from cocoon to fabric. Products include sarees in over hundred colour combinations-Mysore Crepe Silk, Chiffons, Georgettes, Jaquards, Crepe-de-chinese, Dress Material, Silk Shirts, Furnishings, Ties, Scarves and Cravats. Silk waste, processed to produce spun silk yarn is used to manufacture silk carpets in Kashmir. Apart from showrooms in the south, it has outlets through Cauvery, Delhi and MSIL, Mumbai. KSIC exports spun silk products to European countries. KSIC’s present turnover is Rs.35,000 lakhs.
  3. Gokuldas Images Ltd and Gokuldas Exports
    123,Chord Road,
    Bangalore – 560 010.
    Tel: 080-2332 1561,2332 1471.
    Fax: 080-2332 2497.Beginning with ready-made garments textiles in the 1960’s Gokaldas Images Ltd. reconstituted itself in 1979 to deal in high fashion wear, woven and knitted garments i.e. shirts, blouses, shorts, blazers, trousers, etc. The company has several divisions like Knitwear, Outer wear, Denim, Suits, Lingerie. It has a manufacturing partnership with Levi Strauss & Company, tie-ups with Playtex for Lingerie and Weil-France for suits. Also a Licensee for Walt Disney Garments in India. Gokaldas Images envisages vertical expansion into textile manufacture for Knitted garments, expansion into active sportswear and enhancing its productivity by increasing the number of plants and technology.
  4. Gogte Textiles Ltd
    Incorporated: 1980,
    Belgaum – 596 006.
    Tel: 24917    Telex: 192-227.
    GTEX   Grams: ‘MINERALS’
    Works: KAIDB Area, Kakti,
    Belgaum – 591113.
  5. Himatsingka Seide Ltd
    2/1,Midford Gardens,M.G Road,
    Bangalore – 560001.
    Tel: +91-80-25584038.
    Fax: +91-80-23340117
    Email: seide@himatsingka.com
  6. Renuka Silks Private Limited
    #53-1, 80ft Ring Road, Kottige Palya, Shrigandha Kaval
    Bangalore – 560091
    Tel: +91 80 3093 5929
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