The setting up of Textile Park in Yavatmal which was pending since long, finally gets green signal by the State Government. Yavatmal is popularly known as the city of white gold (cotton) but it is deprived of any industry based on cotton across the district. The textile park would ensure large scale employment opportunity to the educated youths of the region besides providing better avenues for the farmers to garner the maximum benefit.

The State Government gave a go ahead after a joint meeting of the concerned departments and the district administration at mantralaya chaired by the MoS for energy and district guardian minister Madan Yerawar on March 16. The hurdles that caused the lingering of the proposed park was adequate land for the project, Yerawar informed adding that 93 hectares of land in Lohara-based MIDC has now been reserved for the park and the work would soon be launched.

They have proposed to set up basic infrastructure, including supply of energy, water and provision for sewage water treatment plant in the park site. A 132 KV electricity substation would also be set up in the park site to cater the energy requirements of the units that may come up over there. The proposal to set up Textile Park in Yavatmal was initiated by the then Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan himself.