Garments Manufacturer Welfare Association (GMWA), an organisation of around 750 garments manufacturers in Mumbai proposes to set up a textile and apparel park in Kutch. Anil Gami, President, GMWA, an organization of around 750 garments manufactures in Santacruz area launched an online demand survey for a textile and apparel park in Kutch on April 30.
Around 1,400 businessmen have filled up their forms for the survey. Around 90 per cent of those who have evinced interest in the idea are Kutch businessmen settled in Mumbai while the rest are from other districts of Kutch. One of these manufacturers, Apex Garments Solutions has revealed that the park will include facilities for yarn manufacturing to ready-made garments. It may employ around 250,000 people and seek government aid for its operations.
While sales depots and showrooms can continue to be in Mumbai, manufacturing can shift to Kutch to cut down costs. According to Ashwin Mehta, a native of Kutch and a garment manufacturer in Mumbai, a textile park can make the garments manufacturing industry more organised.