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Centrally funded garment units in Meghalaya starts production

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A centrally fundedapparel and garments unit in has started production and it will cater to the demands from the country as well as neighbouring

Located in district covering an area of 45,000 square feet, theunit was set up at a cost of Rs 14.26 crore, funded by the under the central government's North East Region Textiles Promotion Scheme (NERTPS), a press release said.

The unit has three production lines, two of them housing 105 machines each, and the third one with seventy machines.

They areequipped with facilities for designing, hank dyeing, warping, jacquard weaving, fabric finishing and which make it sustainable in long run, the release said.

The unit has been made operational by the (SLRD),an autonomous institution working with the and various state governments.

About 300 youths will get directemployementinitaillyandthe number is expected to grow to 2,000 artisans by the time production goes to optimum capacity.

Thefactory will cater to the demands of the domestic market as well market in neighbouringBangladesh, the release said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 19:15 IST
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