In­dia: Tex­tiles Min­is­ter in­au­gu­rates Jhark­hand’s first ever gar­ment unit

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Jhark­hand ( In­dia) has got its first ever ‘proper’ ex­port- ori­ented ap­parel man­u­fac­tur­ing fac­tory. Union Tex­tile Min­is­ter Sm­riti Irani today in­au­gu­rated the fa­cil­ity set up by the coun­try’s lead­ing gar­ment ex­porter Ori­ent Craft.

Raghubar Das, Chief Min­is­ter of Jhark­hand; Sud­hir Dhin­gra, CMD; and Gau­rav Se­h­gal, Sr. Vice Pres­i­dent – Ori­ent Craft, were also present on the oc­ca­sion.

Ori­ent Craft, which has an an­nual turnover of Rs. 1,500 crore and works with brands like GAP, M& S, etc., started set­ting up the fac­tory as part of a pilot project named ‘Mo­men­tum Jhark­hand’ about 4 months back with sup­port from the State Gov­ern­ment.

The newly opened gar­ment unit is in Irba, Or­man­jhi Block, nearly 23 kilo­me­tres from Ranchi, the cap­i­tal of Jhark­hand. Cur­rently, the gar­ment fac­tory has 225 stitch­ing ma­chines.

Fur­ther­more, the ap­parel ex­porter is train­ing 900 lo­cal youths of Jhark­hand who would make a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to this ven­ture.

“This project is just a be­gin­ning. We have a big vi­sion to cre­ate em­ploy­ment for al­most 15,000 peo­ple in the state and that too in one year,” says Sud­hir op­ti­misti­cally.

Jhark­hand, the emerg­ing gar­ment man­u­fac­tur­ing hub of In­dia, con­sid­ers the gar­ment in­dus­try as a highly prospec­tive em­ploy­ment gen­er­at­ing do­main. The up­com­ing in­dus­trial park at Hot­war, which is sup­posed to be com­plete by 2020 and aims at cre­at­ing 25,000 new jobs, is a shin­ing ex­am­ple of this thought.

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.

The afore­men­tioned ini­tia­tives by the state and lead­ing ex­porters like Ori­ent Craft will fur­ther sup­port Jhark­hand in mak­ing it big in the gar­ment in­dus­try.

In­au­gu­ral cer­e­mony of Ori­ent Craft Lim­ited in Jhark­hand

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