Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Textile cluster set up at Kannur
Textile cluster set up at Kannur
31
Oct '09
The second major textile industry cluster, in the state of Kerala has started its operations in its northern city of Kannur, which is a traditional hub for handlooms. It was once a major textile hub that was providing employment to more than 500,000 traditional weavers.

This northern city of Kerala is also home to the ninth centre of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). The Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) has also set up a KINFRA Textile Centre (KTC), which will prove to be helpful to fillip state's textile industry drastically impacted by the crisis, expects the State Government.

This new textile cluster would start functioning at full capacity within next three years. Handloom products from this centre have huge market potential. Entrepreneurs willing to establish textile industry units will be allocated lands in this new textile cluster, said officials.

Following the International Apparel Park in state's capital Thiruvanthapuram, this is the second textile industry cluster initiated by KINFRA that is spread across 124 acres of land, with all necessary infrastructures.

Out of this, textile units divided into six pockets would be established on around 94.80 acres, leaving rest as the open area.

The KTC encompasses roads, power and water supply, water treatment plant, Common Effluent Treatment (CET) plant, weaving centre, standard design factory, integrated infrastructure development centre, facilities for container movement, quality power and dyeing & winding plant, water harvesting pond and green belt, informed the officials.

In addition to this, crèche, ambulance, warehousing facilities, conference and exhibition centres have also been set up, along with which there is a unit for wet-processing of yarn and a standard design factory for final processing of fabric, informed Mr. Elamaram Kareem, the state's minister for industries.

The state government plans to turn Kannur into a major hub for textile exports.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2017

China lays out plan to boost foreign investment

The Government of China has outlined measures to boost foreign...

Prime Minister Theresa May speaking on the UK government's negotiating objectives for exiting the EU. Courtesy: UK government

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2017

UK to pursue trade agreements with other countries

The United Kingdom will pursue free trade agreements with the EU and...

Courtesy: Alibaba Group

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2017

Alibaba forges global alliance to fight counterfeiting

Jack Ma led Alibaba Group has forged an alliance with various global...

Interviews View All

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Rahuul Jashnani
Jashn

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search