The Tiruchirapalli District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association (TIDITSSIA) who had demanded a mini textile park, a hub for minor readymade manufacturing units has been shown a few locations in Manapparai area for of a mini textile park (MTP) that will get significant government subsidy. N Kanagasabapathy, TIDITSSIAs President says the location of MTP with common facility centres for design ideation, training, and sales in Manapparai area will be ideal for the development of the readymade garments business in Puthanatham town.
The MTP includes establishment of at least 10 production units on a minimum area of 10 acres which has to be developed through formation of a Special Purpose Vehicle. The government, through the Handlooms and Textiles Department, will make available subsidy to the extent of 50 per cent with a maximum ceiling of Rs 2.5 crore under the project.
Revenue authorities have identified around 24 acres within the jurisdiction of the proposed area identified for establishment of the SIPCOT Industrial Park. Such a facility would be ideal for promoting export. Most of the over 50 readymade garment manufacturers in Puthanatham, located about 17 km away from the Manapparai town, have specialised in making churidars and children's apparel of export quality following study visits to Mumbai.
Establishment the MTP will be a motivating factor for scaling up production through cluster approach. Moreover, as Manaparai has both road and rail connectivity, by setting up a MTP would not only give a potential platform for small power loom manufacturers to promote their products in both domestic and international markets but also help in generating employment.