Top apparel manufacturing and exporting companies from Ludhiana in Punjab have agreed to set up manufacturing units in Bihar post a meeting of their management with top state government officials recently. This initiative is projected to generate over 20,000 jobs. The company executives also met a delegation of the Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
It was reported that the Ludhiana delegation, comprising Harish Dua, president of Knitwear and Apparel Exporters Organisation and owner of KG Exports, Narinder Chugh of Million Exports, Rajat Sood of Oriental Dyeing and Pawan Garg of Worldwide Textiles Private Limited, met Bihar industries department Principal Secretary S Siddharth, Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) Managing Director RS Shrivastava and other officials recently.
These manufacturers supply to big international brands and designers in France, Germany and the US.
It may be noted that the state has earmarked a land tract of 115 acres in Bihta on the outskirts of capital Patna to set up an apparel and textiles park.