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.
In July 2008 the Karnataka Government proposed to establish 11 Textile Parks to give a boost to textile industry in the State.
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.
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Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation III & IV Floor, Public Utility Building, M.G.Road, Bangalore – 560 001. Tel: +91-80-25586550, 25586399, 25598442, 25588559, 25586402 Fax: +91-80-25587020. Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMysore 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.
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.
Karnataka drafts new textile policy to attract investment Karnataka has drafted a textile policy that expects to attract investments worth Rs10,000 crore and create half a million jobs in five years by offering sops to the industry. The policy is now awaiting approval of the new government.
“The draft policy primarily aims at two aspects: generation of employment in the rural interiors… and invite new investments in the sector,” says A. Anand, joint director at the state’s department of handlooms and textiles.
Apparel design centres at five districts in Karnataka
In an effort to provide better job opportunities for rural folk, Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC) is setting up five training and design centres in five districts of the State. These are expected to come up at Ramnagaram, Mandya, Mysore, Tumkur and Chickballapur.
After IT, BT, it is apparel boom: Commissioner
India which witnessed IT and BT boom is all set for apparel boom in the wake of lifting of sanctions on textile imports by US and European countries following the Agreement on Textile and Clothing (ATC) which came into effect on January 1, 2005, said Ashok Kumar C Manoli, Commissioner for Textile Development, Government of Karnataka
Textile parks likely in all districts
The State government is willing to provide infrastructure for establishing textile parks in all district headquarters if investors come forward to set up textile units, said Minister for Tourism, Textile and Infrastructure Sriramulu.