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SITP attracts Rs.3,500 crore investment
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Nov '10
Under Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP), forty(40) textiles park projects have been sanctioned by the Ministry of Textiles in the States- Andhra Pradesh (5), Gujarat (7), Karnataka (1), Madhya Pradesh (1), Maharashtra (9), Punjab (3) Rajasthan (5), Tamil Nadu (8), and West Bengal (1).

This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha to a question raised by Shrimati Botcha Jhanshi Lakshmi.

The Minister further stated that an external evaluation of the SITP scheme was contacted by M/s Ramky enviro engineers Ltd. on 2009. The Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) scheme has attracted on investment of Rs. 3500 crore and generated employment for 15000 textiles workers.

The guidelines of the scheme do not provide for special emphasis for any activity. However two handloom parks for the Ikkat Handloom products in Andhra Pradesh and Kanchipuram Handloom Silk park in Tamil Nadu and one Block Printing park at Bagru-Rajasthan have been sanctionedthe Minister added.

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