PM Cares


PM MITRA (PM Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel) is an ambitious scheme of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India with aiming to build world-class infrastructure and strengthen textile industry to meet most challenging situations in fast changing global textile sector. PM MITRA scheme is an outcome of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision F5 (Farm to Fibre, Fibre to Factory, Factory to Fashion, Fashion to Foreign) to fulfill Atmanirbhar Bharat and make India a textile hub of the world. The PM MITRA parks were announced in October 2021and will be set up by 2026-2027.

Ministry of Textiles will establish seven textiles parks in seven different states of Tamilnadu, Telengana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh with an outlay of Rs.4445 crore. The park’s location has been chosen based on the density of textile activities of the location. PM MITRA parks are an integrated textile hub with all kinds of textile elements like spinning, weaving, dyeing and printing and garment manufacturing in one location which can maximun reduce transportation cost. PM MITRA parks are intended to generate 3 lakh employment opportunities including 1 lakh direct employment opportunities. Government intend that it can attract 70,000 crore rupees worth investment and can create a turn over of 250 billion US dollar and an export of 100 billion US dollar.

India’s first PM MITRA was launched in E Kumaralingapuram in Virudhunagar district of Tamilnadu on 22 March, 2023. Virudhunagar district is well known for its weaving industry. Proximity to Madurai airport and Thoothukudi seaport will boost the success of the project. It will boost southern Tamilnadu’s economic development and industrial capabilities. The project will be set up in 1,052 acre land which is possessed by SIPCOT (State Industries Promotion Corporation).

Textile Sector, backbone of economy

Textile is the second largest industry in India, only next to agriculture. Indian economy is largely dependent on textile industry as it constitutes one third of total export of the country. Second largest employer in the country with thousands of small and large raw material and manufacturing bases, is one of the oldest industries in India. Earlier, to enhance productivity of textile workers, Ministry of Textiles had launched ”Samarth Sheme” in 2017. Samarth Scheme is to train and educate10 lakh new unemployed youth and existing unskilled textiles workers.

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