Odisha to offer incentives for mega investments in textiles, apparel sector
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government is contemplating to provide special incentive package for mega investments in the textiles and apparel, including technical textiles sector in the State, Industries Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra said.
Speaking at a seminar on making Odisha the textile hub of the East organised by IPICOL, Mishra said the State has a long history in textiles and global trading. He said Odisha has prioritised the textiles and apparel sector and is seeking mega investments from major textiles and apparel players. Mishra appealed to industry leaders across India to visit Odisha.
Industry Secretary Hemant Sharma highlighted the strategic location of Odisha in the ASEAN region, industrial infrastructure, highly skilled manpower and proactive governance to make it the industrial hub of the eastern region. Leading national and global players like Shahi Exports, Aditya Birla Fashion, Page Industries and Wild Lotus participated in the seminar and shared their experience in the State.
They promised to consider Odisha for their future expansion of greenfield and diversification of projects. Union Textile Secretary Upendra Prasad Singh, domain leaders including Bhilosa Industries, Vardhman Textiles, Dixcy Textiles, Indorama Industries and Shubhalakshmi Polyesters were also present at the seminar.