AIZAWL, June 4 - To provide new avenues to local entrepreneurs and create job opportunities in the North East, Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated an apparel and garment making centre here today.
In Nagaland on December 1 last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a project to launch apparel and garment making centres in each of the eight States in the Northeastern region. Under the project, one such apparel and garment making centre consisting of three units of 100 industrial stitching and garmenting machines have been sanctioned in each of the eight NE States with the total cost of Rs 145.44 crore.
�The Centre has been set up to give an opportunity to local entrepreneurs to convert their ideas and designs into flourishing businesses,� the Union Minister said.
The Minister expressed hope that the apparel centre would promote entrepreneurship in the garment industry in Mizoram and open new avenues of employment for the local people.
He assured all possible support to young entrepreneurs who would be running the facility in making the units commercially viable and self-sustainable and in setting up the requisite ecosystem for apparel manufacturing in the region.
Each centre set up under the initiative is estimated to generate direct employment for about 1,200 people. Each State will have one centre with three units, each having 100 machines. � PTI