September 10, 2015 Zone to cover Sircilla, Vemulawada, Konaraopeta and Yellareddypet
In order to benefit the powerloom weavers and also the industrialists to ensure that the textile units function regularly to provide employment round the year, the district administration had proposed Sircilla Textile Zone covering four mandals of Sircilla, Vemulawada, Konaraopeta and Yellareddypet mandals.
At the Sircilla Textile Park advisory committee in Karimnagar on Wednesday, Collector Neetu Prasad said that the Sircilla municipality and 37 grama panchayats would be covered under the Sircilla textile zone with a jurisdiction of 58,633 acres of land. This Sircilla Textile Zone would be developed at a cost of Rs. 365 crore with all units such as warping, sizing, dyeing and other units, she said and added that the textile units setting up in this zone would get benefits of industrial zone such as infrastructure, basic amenities, concessions, exemptions etc.
The Collector also instructed the powerloom owners to develop the industry on the lines of Surat and provide employment to the weavers throughout the year. Advising the owners to produce value added fabrics, she said that the owners should ensure that the weavers do not go on strike.
She also said that they would provide all amenities in the existing textile park. She asked the entrepreneurs to pay the property tax to the grama panchayat so that developmental works would be taken up by the panchayat. Additional JC A Nagendra, DRDA project director Arunasri and others were also present.