Industries Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra, while addressing the ”Invest India Exclusive Investment Forum for Textiles and Apparel Sector” event, highlighted Odisha”s unique competitive advantages in the textiles and apparel sector.

Odisha Government says that the state has “world-class” infrastructure facilities, strong logistics base and skilled manpower required for such units to flourish.

Textile and apparel manufacturing is one of the focus sectors of the Odisha government and several firms have already set up their units in the state.

The state has abundance of skilled workforce at a competitive wage rate. “For export and imports ports of Paradip, Dhamra and Gopalpur can be facilitated” says Odisha Government.

Industries Department Secretary Hemant Sharma said new infrastructure facilities are being developed in the state, including textiles parks in Bhadrak and Dhamra.

During the event, officials from Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Punjab and Tamil Nadu also highlighted the investment opportunities in their respective states.