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Textile park at Padalur takes shape

Site handed over to SIPCOT, says Perambalur Collector
A detailed proposal for providing basic infrastructure facilities at the proposed textile park in Padalur in the district has been sent to the State government through the SIPCOT.
The site identified for establishing the textile park has already been handed over to the SIPCOT, Collector V. Santha informed on Friday.
Textile owners from Karur and Tiruppur had already visited the site and have expressed to the SIPCOT the basic infrastructure required for the proposed park, the Collector said presiding over the agricultural grievances redressal meeting held here.
Replying to queries raised by farmers regarding the present status of the proposed textile park, Ms. Santha said a detailed proposal has been forwarded to the State government through SIPCOT for provision of basic infrastructure at the park.
Renewal of licences of stone quarries surrounding the site identified for the proposed park have not been allowed, she said adding that the permitted time period of a couple of quarries would get over soon.
The Perambalur district administration was extending all support and assistance to the SIPCOT for the textile park, she said. The Collector called upon the farmers to make use of the Uzhavan mobile application launched to make available services of agriculture department and other farm-related information.
A host of demands were raised by the farmers which included according sanction to lift top soil for more days; desilting of channels leading to tanks; engaging human labour to the maximum extent under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and steps to prevent damage of crops by wild boars.
District Revenue Officer A. Alagirisamy, officials from agriculture and other departments participated.