India : Proposed textile park in Punjab stopp...

Proposed textile park in Punjab stopped

(Source: dfv media group)
(Source: dfv media group)

Faced with stiff opposition, Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann canceled the proposed Integrated Textile Region and Apparel Park at Koom Kalan village near the Mattewara forest in Ludhiana district/India, on July 11, 2022. The industrial park would not only endanger the existence of the forest but would also pollute the Sutlej river. The project should have been established over a period of 5 years up to 2027-28 with investments of Rs 4,445 crore (€ 554 million).
The previous congress government under chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh had mooted the project in July 2020 and 28,300 m² had been acquired from nearby villages. Though the site where the textile park was set to come up does not fall in forest area, it is sandwiched between 2 chunks of protected area.

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