Orient Craft Inaugurates New Unit in Jharkhand
Textile Minister Smriti Irani & CM Raghubar Das Inaugurates the Unit
Orient Craft Limited, recently started operations at a new garments factory it has set up in Irba, about 25kms from Ranchi. The factory was inaugurated in the presence of chief minister Raghubar Das and union textiles minister Smriti Irani. It is Jharkhand’s first garments manufacturing unit. The Irba unit has 225 knitting machines with full facility to train, manufacture, finish and pack. It has an optimum capacity of 2 lakh garment pieces a month and employs 900 workers, all trained in the unit. The company eyes a turnover of Rs 50 crore in the first year of operation before its mega unit in Hotwar in the same state with cumulative employee strength of over 10,000 turns operational by the end of March 2018.
“This project is just a beginning. We have a big vision to create employment for almost 15,000 people in the state in one year,” the chief minister said.
Also, the unit has workers canteen offering quality food for healthy being. “This plant will be a game changer; leading British brands have endorsed this plant and its latest fashion clothes will be manufactured at this plant. Jharkhand’s talent will go across the world!! Moreover, all the workers come from Jharkhand, from near-by areas, have been trained in last few months and now ready for well-paid dignified job,” said Sudhir Dhingra, CMD, Orient Craft.
Orient Craft is India’s leading garment export house that has presence in garment design, manufacturing, and exports. It’s a foremost pioneer that carved out an early opportunity of establishing clothing exports business out of India during the early 1970s. What started from humble beginnings is today a INR 2000 Crore enterprise, that
This plant will be a game changer; leading British brands have endorsed this plant and its latest fashion clothes will be manufactured at this plant. Jharkhand’s talent will go across the world!! Moreover, all the workers come from Jharkhand, from near-by areas, have been trained in last few months and now ready for well-paid dignified job
boasts of supplies to 40+ international global brands (including GAP, Polo, and Marks & Spencer’s), from 25 facilities spanning four states (Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, and now Jharkhand), employing 33000+ strong workforce, producing 3 Lakh garments daily and shipping across the globe.
The company started pilot project within 4 months of momentum Jharkhand with support of govt., its clear policies, and quick decisions and approvals. Orient Craft’s 4 skill training that have already been running across state for eighth years now.
The inauguration of the pilot project is merely a small step toward grand vision; Orient craft, is committed to creating 12,000 15,000 jobs in 1 year in Ranchi. Next big step is Industrial Park in Khelgaon, Hotwar. It will have capacity for 20-30 manufacturing units, using 12-14 lakh sq ft of factory space, spread in 25 acres, that will be fully developed an operation in under 3 years. This park will be able to generate upto 25000 new employment. As a flag bearer, Orient craft will commission its own 4 lakh sq ft factory at this park. In first phase, 2000 new jobs will be created by Jan end, and nearly 8000 new jobs by March end. All these developments will create ‘reverse migration’ for youth of
Jharkhand who will not have to go to cities for jobs, and face exploitation.
Jharkhand is an emerging garment manufacturing hub of India and has good potential for employment generating domain. The upcoming industrial park at Hotwar, which is supposed to be completed by 2020 and aims at creating 25,000 new jobs. The Hotwar Park is spread over 25 acres and will have a capacity of hosting 25-30 apparel factories covering nearly 14 lakh square feet of factory area.
CM raghubar das with textile Minister smriti irani inaugurating the apparel unit of Orient Craft in Jharkhand
sudhir dhingra, CMD, Orient Craft