Top apparel manufacturing and exporting companies from Ludhiana in Punjab have agreed to set up manufacturing units in Bihar after a recent meeting of their management with top State Government officials. The initiative is expected to generate over 20,000 jobs. The company executives also met a delegation of Bihar Chamber of Commerce and Industries.

The Ludhiana delegation, comprising Harish Dua, President of Knitwear and Apparel Exporters Organisation and owner of KG Exports, Narinder Chugh of Million Exports, Rajat Sood of Oriental Dyeing and Pawan Garg of Worldwide Textiles Private Limited, met Bihar industries department principal secretary S Siddharth, Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) Managing Director RS Shrivastava and other officials recently, according to a report. These manufacturers supply to big global brands and designers in France, Germany, the United States. The State has earmarked a land tract of 115 acres in Bihta on the outskirts of capital Patna to set up an apparel and textiles park.