Mangaluru: Minister V. Sunil Kumar said that with the State Government solving the problem of deemed forest, it has been possible to provide land for the construction of a textile park in Karkala. He said that the textile park has made a new contribution to the development of Karkala by providing employment to 3,000 people.
He was speaking after laying the foundation stone of a textile park at Madanadu in Nitte here. “The cashew nut factory plays an important role in generating employment and industry in Karkala. In rural areas, 50 factories have created more than 50,000 jobs. Rice mills in and around Hebri have provided several jobs. With this, different industries should come to Karkala. It also provides employment to the youth of those who have generally done SSL C and PUC,” he said.
“The textile park was announced in the Budget when Chief Mister Basavaraj Bommai was Distric In-Charge Minister and B. S. Yediyurappa was the Chief Minister,” he said.
“The textile park, spread over 15 acres of land, will produce all the ready apparels in a phased manner from the spinning unit, he said and promised to respond to the demand for more land.
Director of the Department of Handlooms and Textiles, Shiva Shankar, said that textile parks have been opened in two places. Readymade dress has a good future, he said.