Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, Industry Minister, Bihar has announced plans to set up textile units in the state and unveil a textile policy soon. Hussain says, over the years, Bihar’s workforce has transformed from unskilled to skilled. The state provides around 70 per cent workers to various garment clusters at cheap rates. He emphasized on the strategic location of the state for both domestic trade and exports, including to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. Most districts in the state were connected by roads and other networks with adjoining states, he added.
Most workers who had returned to the state after the COVID-19 outbreak are demanding a decentralized industrial setup to enable them to work from their native state, Hussain added.