Meghalaya’s first ever Apparel and Garment Centre inaugurated at Ampati

Excerpt: The first ever Apparel and Garment Making Centre, near Ampati in South West Garo Hills, in Meghalaya was inaugurated today, on 30th January 2017, by the Union Textiles Minister.

Monday, 30th January, 2017, India

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The Union Ministry of Textiles is implementing projects worth Rs. 70 crore in sericulture and weaving sectors for Meghalaya alone and approximately Rs. 32 crores have already been sanctioned for the promotion of handlooms in Meghalaya.

The first ever Apparel and Garment Making Centre, near Ampati in South West Garo Hills, in Meghalaya was inaugurated today, on 30th January 2017, by the Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani and the Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma. The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju was also present at this event.

The Minister said that this Apparel Center will significantly boost the employment opportunities in the region and will empower many men and women economically. Smt. Irani also mentioned that the Union Ministry of Textiles is implementing projects worth Rs. 70 crore in sericulture and weaving sectors for Meghalaya alone and approximately Rs. 32 crores have already been sanctioned for the promotion of handlooms in the same state. She also encouraged youngsters and women to become enterprising entrepreneurs

The Apparel Center covers an area of around 45000 sq. ft. and was constructed in a record time of less than two years, at a cost of Rs. 14.26 crores. It has been set up under the North-East Region Textiles Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) of the Ministry of Textiles. The center has three units, employing a total of 175 sewing machines.

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