Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister, Rajasthan urged the centre for cooperation in setting up a mega textile park at Kankani, Jodhpur, under the Central Government’s Mega Investment Textile Park Scheme (MITRA).

The textile industry of the state will get more strength with the establishment of the mega textile park.

In a meeting with Upendra Prasad Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, and senior officials of the state industries department, he expressed hopes for coordination and cooperation from the Centre for an early approval for the park.

The CM said that the Rajasthan Government is working on a plan to develop Rajasthan as a major hub of textile-based industries and is ready to provide 1,000 acres of land and other necessary infrastructure facilities for this park.

He further added that textile sector fulfils the requirements of connectivity with dedicated freight corridors and adequate availability of raw materials, logistics and labour resources.

With the apparel and textiles hubs like Jaipur, Bhilwara, Pali and Pushkar, Rajasthan has a prominent place in the production and export of textiles in the country.

The CM also said the construction work of the Barmer refinery is going on in full swing. The State Government is working on an ambitious plan to establish the area as a hub for petro- and petrochemical-based industries.

He said that the Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) also has a huge potential for development of a technical textile sector based on downstream products of these industries.

In view of this, setting up of a ‘Technical Textile Zone’ on 100 acres of land under the declared Marwar Industrial Cluster in Rohat, Pali was also discussed in the meeting.