Gujarat apparel policy focusses on job creation


Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced setting up of 16 new GIDC estates (industrial estates) across the State with the potential to generate one lakh new jobs.

These GIDCs will unlock the growth in remote areas and SMEs. Spread across 2,400 hectares in 16 villages, the GIDCs will have the potential to accommodate about 15,000 factories.

He also announced the new Garments & Apparel Policy 2017 aiming to use the cotton crop of the State to achieve the complete value-chain of farm-to-fibre, fibre-to-fabric, fabric-to-fashion and fashion to foreign markets. The State has the advantage of being the largest cotton producer.

The State government will also provide incentives for garment unit owners for generating employment by providing subsidy in wages. The women workers will get Rs 4,000 subsidy, while their male counterparts will get Rs 3,500.