Punjab has a strong presence of the textile sector in various regions of the state and possesses a complete textile value chain. The state’s three clusters — Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar — export textiles and garments worth almost Rs 12,000 crore every year. In 2019-20, the three clusters in Punjab, which was among top 10 states for textile and garment exports in the country, had logged exports worth Rs 11,639.63 crore, the official figures have revealed. Major export destinations include the USA, UAE, UK, and Australia.
There are over 1,200 textile and apparel manufacturing units in Punjab employing about 1.2 lakh persons directly. The state is home to major textile players such as Trident, Nahar, Vardhman, Duke Fashions, Shingora, SEL Group, Sportking, Nivia, Savi, Avani Textiles, JCT Mills, and Indian Acrylics.
There is abundant availability of variety of quality raw material in Punjab, both natural and man-made. The state has been recording the highest yield (kg/ hectare) for cotton in the country with 690 kg per hectare yield recorded in 2020-21. Punjab accounts for 23 per cent of national cotton production. The state also has availability of man-made fibre, yarn, and fabric, including polyester staple fibre and polyester fibre fill, from companies such as Reliance Industries Limited in Hoshiarpur, Shiva Tex Fabrics in Ludhiana and Aqua Fiber Industries in Mohali, besides acrylic yarn from firms, including Vardhman and Arisudana.
With HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL) operating a state-of-the-art crude oil refinery of 11.3 million MT per annum capacity in Bathinda along with a polypropylene (PP) unit having a production capacity of 467 KTA, units for polyethylene (PE) production were also being established. “Both these products, PP and PE, can be converted in raw material for the textile sector, especially for technical textiles such as geotextiles,” he said.
On the skilled manpower front, Punjab has 10 major specialised institutes engaged in the textile sector. Besides, there were 349 ITIs offering over 70 courses, including textile and apparel sector courses, with an intake capacity of about 80,000 students.
Ludhiana, being the industrial capital of Punjab, has 33 ITIs of which 13 ITIs offer textile and apparel sector courses. Besides 130 diploma and polytechnic colleges, the state also has 193 engineering colleges with an annual capacity of 28,000 students.
Additionally, there were more than 1,000 skill development centres in the state with a total training capacity of 60,000. Under textile and apparel sector, Punjab Skill Development Mission has empaneled 250 training partners.
Textile sector has been identified as a thrust sector for the state under the Industrial Business Development Policy (IBDP), 2017. As per the policy, attractive incentives such as net GST reimbursement and employment subsidy were offered to ultra-mega, mega projects, anchor units, thrust sector units and MSMEs.
As many as seven mega industrial estates are coming up under the entire textile value chain, at the cost of Rs 4,445 crore, in Ludhiana. The ambitious industrial project, which has been approved under the PM Mitra scheme, will be a joint venture between the Centre and the state. The project will be established over a period of five years, up to 2027-28, for which the requisite funds have been approved under the scheme.
The mega integrated textile park to come up at Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab
The mega integrated textile park, which was earlier planned near the protected Mattewara forest in Ludhiana and was later scrapped following a public outcry, will now be built in Fatehgarh Sahib.
In a letter to Union Textile Minister Piyush Goyal, the Chief Minister has expressed the desire for setting up this ambitious project on the sacred land of Fatehgarh Sahib.
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has offered 1,000 acres in Fatehgarh Sahib district to the Government of India for setting up a textile park under PM Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel Parks (PM MITRA) Scheme.
He envisioned that once commissioned, the project will make Punjab as a ‘textile hub’ of the country. Likewise, Mann said the project would also put the state on the orbit of a high growth trajectory of industrial growth.
The Chief Minister asserted that the ambitious scheme would help in attracting investments on one hand and opening new vistas of employment for the youth on another. He said that the Government of India had approved the scheme for setting up of seven apparel parks across the country in partnership with the interested state governments. Mann informed the Union minister that under this scheme, the state government was ready to set a textile park at Fatehgarh Sahib.
He said all environmental norms as fixed by the Centre and State Pollution Control Boards would be adhered to.
The Centre had approved the PM Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel Parks Scheme for setting up of seven apparel parks across the country in partnership with interested state governments.
List of Knitwear Apparel Units in and around Ludhiana Punjab India
|1||Blueman Collection||Sharman Enclaves, Village Bhora, Behind Nagesh Hosiery, G.T. Road, Jalandhar Bye-Pass,, ludhiana, Punjab, 141008||Jackets & Coats for Men, Boys & Ladies-Formals & Casuals||[email protected], [email protected]||http://www.theblueman.net/|
|2||Aggarwal Textiles||Sangla Shivala Road, Near post office,, ludhiana, Punjab, 141001||Shawls, Stoll & Men's Lohis||[email protected], [email protected]|
|3||Bodyguard Jacket Company||Jackets, Coats and Sweat Shirt for Men, Boys and Girls||[email protected]||http://www.bodyguardjackets.com/|
|4||De-Mark Hosiery||Kids Suits, Boy(1 to 16 years) Sweaters, Jackets, Coats, Sweater Shirts and Girls Tunics & Coats||[email protected]||http://www.demark.in|
|5||Doval Knitwears||A-47, Guru Vihar Rahon Road, Ludhiana, Punjab, 141007||Gents Pullovers|
|6||Ganpati Cotton Udyog||213/148-152, New KundanPuri, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, Punjab, 141001||Men, Women & Kids Sweatshirts & Tracksuits||[email protected]|
|7||Garg Knits||Hambran Road, Opp. Octroi Post, Ludhiana, Punjab, 141001||Men's & Boys Casual, Formal Winter Wears & Ladies Stoles||[email protected] , [email protected]||http://www.citychic.in|
|8||Goel Knits||1012. Deep Nagar -5, Civil Lines,, Ludhiana, Punjab, 141001||Men's Pullovers, Jackets Sweatshirts, Track Shuits, Blazers & T-shirts||[email protected] , [email protected]||http://www.consulclothing.com|
|9||Gold Par Knitwears||106-R, Modal Town, Ludhiana, Punjab, 141002||Kidswear (Boys & Girls)||[email protected]|
|10||Hues Clothing Company P.Ltd||B-30/796, Opp Meera & Co., Industrial Area-A, Sherpur Road, Ludhiana, Punjab, 141010||T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Sweat-jeckets, Lowers, Joggers, Track suits & Jackets||[email protected]||http://www.huesclothing.com|