DIMAPUR, April 5 - Union Minister of State for Textiles Santosh Kumar Gangwar today inaugurated the Apparel and Garment Making Centre at 6th Mile, District Industries Centre Complex, Dimapur in the presence of Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang.
Speaking on the occasion, Gangwar termed the apparel and garment making unit as an ambitious project and expressed happiness that Nagaland has become a pioneer of this revolution. “The Government of India is concerned about the unemployment problem in Nagaland and consequently the Apparel and Garment Making Centre was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 1, 2014 for Nagaland,” he said.
Gangwar dedicated the centre to the people of Nagaland. Appreciating the support rendered by the Government of Nagaland and also thanking the entrepreneurs for coming forward to make the project a reality, Gangwar informed that the apparel centre is ready for operation in a record time of one year.
On the need for hostels for housing the trainees at the Apparel and Garment Making Centre, as expressed by Zeliang, Gangwar assured to sanction money for the same.
On the occasion, Gangwar also laid the foundation stone for the Muga P3 Basic Seed Station, Kobulong in Mokokchung district and launched the newly approved Integrated Eri Silk Development Project under the NERTPS for women empowerment and sustainable livelihood in Kohima district.
Viewing sericulture as another high potential area, he observed that Nagaland can be a frontrunner in terms of quality and its promotion.
Gangwar also informed that the Centre would support sericulture projects in Nagaland, covering eri, muga and mulberry sericulture projects.
“More than 5,000 cultivators engaged in plantation of these three varieties of silk are expected to be benefited,” he stated.