Jharkhand: “Jharkhand has immense potential to grow in textile sectors. Textile and apparel sectors are expected to be second largest employers in Jharkhand after agriculture,” underlined Raghubar Das, Chief Minister, Jharkhand, India at the recently held Global Investors’ Summit in the state.
Ensuring of expanding in the state, Sudhir Dhingra, Chairman and Managing Director, Orient Craft Limited said, “We promise to generate lakhs of jobs in the state. We had started Orient Craft in 1972 with merely four people and investment of Rs. 15,000. Now, over 32,000 people are working under the company,” further adding, “I see a great future of Jharkhand which will attract domestic as well as foreign buyers. We will invest Rs. 3,000 crore and open six skill development centres.”
Jalandhar Giri, Director, Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd. also informed of his plan to open a unit in Jharkhand soon.
Additionally, Dr. Ajit Kumar Sinha, Director, Central Tassar Research and Training Institute shared that tassar culture has employed 1.80 lakh farmers and 30,000 weavers in the state. Jharkhand is progressing fast in tassar production which increased to 3,238 metric tonnes in 2016-19 from 143 metric tonnes in 2007-08. The by-product of it could be used in making of various products such as cosmetic, biomedical items and fertilizer, which would not only fetch revenue but also generate large scale employment.