Bangalore, Aug 2: The Karnataka Government proposes to establish 11 Textile Parks to give a boost to textile industry in the State.
The Textile Parks would be come up in Gulbarga, Davanagere, Bellary, Bangalore, Ramanagaram, Mysore, Belgaum. Besides an Integrated Textile Park at Doddaballapur, Apparel Park Phase II and III at Doddaballapur and High Tech Weaving Park at Mysore would be taken up. Minister for Textile and Youth Services Gulehatti D Shekhar, in written reply to Mr Nasir Ahamad (Cong) in the Legislative Council, said that Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board(KIADB)has initiated to establish the Textile Park in Davanagere at a cost of Rs 350 lakhs in 60 acres of land at Karur and Davanagere. However, the works on infrastructure development was stalled since land owners have approached civil court.
Development of Apparel Park Phase II and III at Doddaballapur would be taken up at 265.30 acres and 750 acres respectively to be acquired by KIADB. Besides in Doddaballapur and Integrated Textile Park was proposed under Central Government's Scheme for Integrated Textile Park (SITP) at a cost of Rs 62 Crore. The Centre has already released Rs 220 lakhs and civil works are in progress.
In Bellary the Textile Park would come up in 154 acres at Mundargi and Guggarahalli. Action has been initiated to develop 65 acres of land and land has been allotted to 83 Processing units. For High Tech Weaving Park in Mysore 10 acres of land has been allotted to entrepreneurs at Hebbal KIADB Industrial Area.
In Bangalore preliminary notification has been issued for acquisition of 50 acres of land at Hosahalli in Anekal Taluk for the High Tech Weaving Park at a cost of Rs 4200 lakhs. Textile Park to be set up in Gulbarga would come up in 50 acres of land at Nandur Kasarali KIADB industrial area has been identified and 80 entrepreneurs have been identified for this Textile Park.
In Ramanagaram, KIADB has identified 125 acres of land at Harisandra Village in Ramanagaram District for establishment of Textile Park and action was being taken for acquisition of 257.37 acres of land at Kadakola and Koohanahalli village in Mysore for setting up Textile Park.
Sixty nine acres of land had been identified at Wagvade village in Belgaum for establishment of Textile Park.