With the aim to make Uttar Pradesh a textile hub, a mega textile park, to be known as Sant Kabir PM Mitra Textile and Apparel Park Limited, will be developed between Lucknow and Hardoi.
“The huge complex of textile park, to be built in Attari village of Mall block of Malihabad tehsil in Lucknow, will become the primary centre of all the activities of the textile industry running in 15 districts of the state,” a government spokesman said here on Monday.
He said chikankari and zari-zardozi of Lucknow, handloom of Hardoi and Barabanki, carpet of Sitapur, zari-zardozi of Unnao, hosiery and textile of Kanpur, block printing and zari-zardozi of Farrukhabad, zari-zardozi of Shahjahanpur, handloom industry of Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Gorakhpur and Rampur, silk, handloom and textile clusters of Mau and Varanasi and apparel clusters of Gautam Buddha Nagar will be set up in a single complex.
The spokesman said the mega textile park would get the biggest benefit from the strengthened road, rail, air and water connectivity in UP.
“The Yogi Adityanath government has already got an assessment done regarding water and solid waste management in the mega textile park. As per the assessment, ground water is available below 40 feet in the area of textile park due to which there is sufficient availability of water. Apart from this, the aerial distance of Gomti river is also 10 km. A canal is also passing right next to the park. On the other hand, according to the assessment done for municipal and solid waste management, a waste to energy plant is located in Shivri village near Mohan road at a distance of 40 km. The presence of 33 kVA and 11 kVA lines is already available in this area for power supply. Along with this, a 400 kVA sub-station at Jhetha will also be very helpful for the mega textile park. There is no ecologically sensitive or protected area within 40 km radius of the park,” the official said.