Virendra Singh Rawat / Lucknow
Despite pandemic, the textile exports from Uttar Pradesh jumped 40 percent from about Rs 9,300 crore in 2020-21 to Rs 13,000 crore in 2021-22.
The UP textile shipments stood third in the pecking order after electronic and electrical products.
The textile sector accounted for 9 percent of the state shipments in the 2021-22 financial year, according to an official.
While, Indian clothing is recognised across the world and garments exported to different countries, the textile units in Noida and Ghaziabad regions are among the leading exporters.
The share of Gautam Buddha Nagar (Noida) and Ghaziabad in the state’s top ten export cities figures at 41 and 11 percent respectively.
Earlier, the Yogi Adityanath government had announced to develop a mega Apparel Park in Noida to promote the sector and position UP as a leading textile manufacturing and export hub in Asia.
About 115 export-oriented units of readymade garments will be set up in this Park with total investment to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore. The foundation of the Park is likely to be laid in July, while commercial production will commence by September 2025.
Besides, the state plans to make five textiles and apparel parks on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. For this, the process of tender will begin after identifying the land by September 2023.
The state government will sign MoUs with big ecommerce players such as Flipkart and Amazon. The weavers will also be given training to onboard their products.
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There is also a plan to build a world-class textile park at a cost of Rs 10,000 crore under the PM Mitra scheme.