The Textiles Department will set up Textile Parks in Belgaum, Chitradurga, Kolar, Tumkur and Chikkaballapur, Textiles Minister Varthur Prakash said on Thursday.
Addressing the media in Bangalore, Prakash said the government would give a subsidy of Re 1 per unit of the electricity consumed by factories that will be set up in the Textile Parks.
The minister said there were around 55,000 weavers in the State and efforts were being made to provide houses to all of them.
Presently, housing has been provided to 25,000 weavers. Around 350 families have been identified in the Naxal-hit areas of the State, where the department will impart training in weaving.
Prakash said the Textile sector had attracted an investment of around Rs 500 crore. He said he would shortly hold discussions with Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri to resolve the school uniform distribution problem.
His department is presently finding it difficult to meet the Education department’s demand.
He said the actual requirement would be ascertained from the Education department, following which a decision will be taken on the total number of uniforms to be distributed.