Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday said China model industrial clusters would generate at least 1 lakh jobs in each district. He was speaking at the launch of the China model industrial development cluster for toys in Koppal and another cluster for textiles in Ballari. The clusters were announced in last year’s budget.
Kumaraswamy said, “The clusters are a part of the programme to develop nine world-class sector-specific clusters in different districts of the state. These clusters will help us build on our strengths and capabilities and realise our potential for industrial development.
Karnataka, now a Rs 12 lakh crore economy, is at the forefront of India’s march towards economic growth. State’s economy grew at a rate of almost 10% last year, faster than the national average. In the coming days, our government is committed to developing nine such world-class clusters.”
He also said the government would provide quality skills training. The training centres would be set up at Rs 5 crore each at Ballari and divisional training centres at Mysuru, Belagavi, Kalaburagi and Chitradurga.
Development of districts Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said the industrial cluster development would help the districts attain development and thereby decongest Bengaluru.
When the jobs are generated at other districts, the migration to Bengaluru can be reduced. In the coming months, we aim to create employment through capital investment. Bengaluru is second to Berlin with the most number of startups,” he said.