An apparel and garment making center has opened in Mizoram. The growth of the garment industry in Mizoram will also provide a fillip to traditional sectors like handlooms, handicrafts and silk etc. and help them to convert traditional designs into modern garments.
Mizoram has been sanctioned six projects across sericulture, handlooms and apparel and garmenting with a total project cost of Rs 114.82 crores, with the Government of India’s share being Rs 102.90 crores. The aim is to achieve convergence across all the projects so that an ecosystem of an integrated value chain with the requisite backward and forward linkages is created.
The apparel and garment making center in Mizoram is one of the eight such centers being set up in the north east. Such centers have already opened in Nagaland and Tripura. Each apparel and garment making center is estimated to generate direct employment for 1,200 people. Each state will have one centre with three units, each having 100 machines. For local entrepreneurs with the requisite background, the required facilities to start a unit will be provided in the plug and play mode. Once such entrepreneurs get established, they can set up their own units, allowing the facility to be provided to new entrepreneurs.