Itanagar,June 28: The Centre has assured Arunachal Pradesh of funds for establishment of a textile park in the state. Union Textile Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar gave assurance to Deputy Chief Minister Kameng Dolo for a textile park yesterday, an official release said.
Stating that the state government would be informed as and when the proposal would be cleared by the ministry, Gangwar advised government (of Arunachal Pradesh) to submit a detailed project report (DPR) at the earliest, it said. Gangwar has said he would be visiting the state next month to inaugurate the garment manufacturing unit at Pasighat in East Siang district.
During his visit, the union minister said, he would announce some developmental packages for the state in the textile and handloom sectors. During the meeting Dolo, who also holds the Textile and Handicrafts portfolio, expressed willingness to establish weaver service centre in Itanagar so that poor weavers of Arunachal, are benefited, the release said.
At present, the Weaver Service Centre at Guwahati has been providing services to the state. Manipur and Nagaland too have such centres.
The deputy chief minister informed Gangwar that permission for single brand under 'Make in India' programme has been obtained from the IKEA, a Sweden based company, for bamboo products and its technical advisor Pratap Goswami is working on the project.
Dolo also urged him to clear all the pending proposals lying with the ministry. Gangwar said the ministry would release the second installment under North Eastern Textile Promotion Schemes shortly after completing the required formalities. "The proposal for textile tourism at Poma near the state Capital will also be cleared," Gangwar said.