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Haryana to set up hosiery cluster in district Sirsa

CHANDIGARH: Haryana government has decided to set up a hosiery cluster at village Darbi in district Sirsa that produces 40 per cent of the total cotton in the state. Initially, a sum of six crore would be provided by the Central Government to develop this cluster.

Under the scheme, a building would be constructed in the village and under Backward Regions Grant Fund, an amount of Rs 60 lakh would be spent. An official spokesperson said that the group, about 120 people of the village would make sweaters, shirts and uniforms and village Darbi would set itself as an example of small industry, especially of hosiery industry.

Hosiery business was started by two person 11 years ago in the district and is first of the kind group with a ll the beneficiaries of the scheme from Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, the official spokesperson said. He said that Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has given green signal for setting up of hosiery cluster in the village due to the initiative taken by Haryana Industry and Commerce department. He said that setting up of such small scale industries would promote industrialization. He said that district Sirsa produces 40 per cent of the total cotton produced in the state and this area is famous as cotton belt in the country. Hosiery business was started 11 years ago by two person in the district.

The products will be marketed thorough tenders and other mediums at the government and private level to promote the industry, says MP from Sirsa Dr Ashok Tanwar said. The machines with modern technology will be installed by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to ensure the clothes produced are of high quality.