Sikkim to generate employment for 1500 locals with start of new Garments manufacturing centre

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Gangtok, April 6: With a view to develop the economy of the North Eastern states, the Centre is aimed at providing skilled training to the local youth, converting Sikkim’s traditional handloom into fashion garments and stitching uniforms for the police and armed forces. 

Sikkim will soon have its first ever Apparel and Garments Manufacturing Centre. The proposed centre, costing over Rs 18 crore, will have three units.

The Apparel and Garments Manufacturing Centre will generate employment to one thousand five hundred local youth in Sikkim in the beginning. The Ministry of Textiles will provide for the maintenance of the machines for the next three years. Each of these units will have one hundred machines.

Besides, the Ministry will give salaries to four experts at the Centre forever. These will include one textile engineer, one computer engineer, one maintaining the accounts and one looking after the administrative matters.

The proposed Apparel and Garments Manufacturing Centre is expected to become operational by July this year, marking the debut of the textile sector in this tiny Himalayan border State.

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