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Textile weaving cluster shaping up in Bardoli

A textile manufacturing hub is likely to come up in Bardoli taluka of Surat district, with a slew of micro, small, and medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the textile sector making investments in the region. According to top officials of the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), 207 textile weaving units are set to come up in the newly developed Bardoli-II Industrial Estate in Miyawadi village of Bardoli taluka. The estate is 48km from Surat city, which is the country’s biggest man-made fabric manufacturing hub. GIDC officials said that the majority of these industrial establishments will be weaving units. “We have recently allotted more than 250 plots ranging from 250 square metres to 1,000 square me

The official said that the weaving units will install power looms, jacquard-fitted looms, and rapier looms. “Several power loom weaving units, which operate in small set-ups in Surat and are looking to expand their business, have invested in the Bardoli estate, given its proximity to Surat,” the official said.

A cumulative investment to the tune of Rs 200 crore will be made by these textile weaving units, a state government official said. The units, when fully operational, will manufacture 2 lakh metres of fabric daily. More than 35% of these units are women owned and will employ a large number of women. “Some of these units will produce embroidered fabrics and therefore will hire more women,” said the state government official.

The upcoming hub is expected to generate direct employment for 5,000 people. “The textile industry is labour-intensive, which does not involve much investment,” said D Thara, vice-chairman and managing director of the GIDC. “The cumulative investment of these units will be moderate, but it will help generate significant employment for local residents. Besides, allied industries such as logistics will also get a boost, generating more indirect employment.”

Miyawadi is one of GIDC’s newly developed industrial estates, which is attracting investments from MSMEs in the engineering and food processing sectors as well.

(Source: Niyati Parikh, Times of India, October 4, 2018)