Textile Park near TN's Manapparai on Cards

With road and rail connectivity, Manaparai is also a hub for minor readymade manufacturing units.

Published: 30th June 2016 05:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2016 05:06 PM   |  A+A-

TIRUCHI: Till now known for its famed 'murukku', Manaparai may soon get a textile park giving a potential platform for small powerloom manufacturers to promote their products in both domestic and international markets.

With road and rail connectivity, Manaparai is also a hub for minor readymade manufacturing units. As such, a textile park would greatly help in employment generation.

At the four-day Buyer Seller Meet, the first ever, inaugurated in the city on Thursday, the Tiruchirapalli District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association (TIDITSSIA) pitched for the textile park in Manaparai.

“We have 25 acres of land in Mondipatti village near Manapparai for the purpose of establishing a dedicated textile park. We are in discussion with the district administration in this regard,” N Kanagasabapathy, president of TIDITSSIA said. According to him Manapparai is an ideal location for a textile park since the quantity of minor readymade manufacturing units and even exporters are highest among the district in nearby Puthanatham village.

TIDITSSIA wanted Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) to help small powerloom manufacturers and promote textile industries in Tiruchy district. According to the association, Tiruchy functions as a textile sector hub for the adjoining districts including Ariyalur, Perambalur, and Pudukkottai.

PDEXCIL, which organised the event with the Regional Office of Textile Commissioner at Coimbatore, would also hold an international-level Buyers-Sellers meet in Bangalore by November 2016.

The four-day event has an exhibition featuring 23 stalls. “This is intended to benefit the small scale manufacturers to  find suitable buyers and establish their brand name. Further, this eliminates middlemen,” said S Sivaraju, regional office in-charge, PDEXCIL.

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