The Gujarat State Government in India will create industrial sheds for the apparel industry at 12 locations. A need for 6.5 mnsqr feet has been estimated after getting response to expression of interest issued by the State Government and the Garment Manufacturers Association of India (GMAI). The multi-storey sheds will follow the ‘plug and use’ model. The State feels this sector has the potential to generate jobs, especially in smaller cities and towns, according to a report in a top West Indian Englishlanguage daily. Most demand for such sheds is from Ankleshwar, Surat, Bhavnagar, Bardoli and Kathwada, according to D Thara, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC). In the ‘plug and use’ model units have to just bring in their machines and start operations. These will be open to all kinds of enterprises irrespective of size.