Odisha banks on infra, skilled labour to attract investment in textile sector

Bhubaneswar:  In a bid to attract investment in textile and apparel manufacturing sector, the Odisha government has said it has “world-class” infrastructure facilities, strong logistics base and skilled manpower required for such units to flourish.

Addressing  ‘Invest India Exclusive Investment Forum for Textiles and Apparel Sector’ event on Friday, Industries Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra highlighted Odisha’s unique competitive advantages in the textiles and apparel sector.

“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,” he said.

The abundant skilled workforce in the state is available at competitive wage rates, Mishra said.

Exports and imports can be facilitated through Paradip, Dhamra and Gopalpur ports, he said.

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.

(PTI)

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