TN proposes textile park in Ramanathapuram
Tamil Nadu Government recently has indicated that an integrated textile processing park has been planned to be set up in Ramanathapuram District in the state. The park will be set up at a cost of Rs. 150 crore with the Central Government grant. Upon being operational, the facility would have 30 textile processing units with a capital outlay of Rs. 450 crore and will create 6,000 jobs in the region. Tamil Nadu’s Industries Minister MC Sampath commented, “We are in touch with the Central Government to execute this planned set-up at the earliest possible time,” adding, “The park would come on a 225-acre land in Manakudi village under Thiruvadanai Taluk.” Additionally, a desalination plant to supply water will also be established at the facility. In order to obtain grant from the Centre, proposal has been sent and approval is awaited, said the State officials. Furthermore, to receive the environmental clearance and Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) clearance for the project, the CRZ maps and study report have been submitted by the State to the CRZ Committee and project approval might come in the coming days.