After playing host to units of Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd (ABFRL) and the export oriented firm Shahi Exports, Odisha, India is now gaining traction for Jockey India to set up its manufacturing base there as well.
The matter is under discussion with state officials for a garment making unit. Jockey plans to manufacture its available range of apparel from the Odisha facility. The company has proposed to invest Rs120 crore on the unit that will generate employment for around 5,000 people.
According to an official source, “Jockey has evinced interest in setting up its garment manufacturing facility. We are ready to offer them land at the Ramdaspur industrial estate after evaluating their proposal.”
The attractiveness of Odisha for textiles investments is vindicated by ABFRL and Shahi Exports operating their units out of Bhubaneswar.
AEPC noted, “With multiple dedicated locations identified for setting up apparel parks, competitive land rates and ready to occupy industrial sheds, Odisha offers a compelling value proposition for units in the apparel sector.”