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Economy07 Oct 2021| A-AA+

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To position India strongly on the Global textiles map, the Government has approved the setting up of 7 PM MITRA (पीएम मित्र)  parks as announced in Union Budget for 2021-22.

  • PM MITRA (पीएम मित्र)  is inspired by the 5F vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister.
  • The '5F' Formula encompasses - Farm to fibre; fibre to factory; factory to fashion; fashion to foreign.
  • This integrated vision will help furthering the growth of textile sector in the economy.
  • No other competing nation has a complete textile ecosystem like us. India is strong in all five Fs.
  • The 7 Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel Parks (PM MITRA) (पीएम मित्र) will be setup at Greenfield / Brownfield sites located in different willing States.
Key feature
  • Core Infrastructure: Incubation Centre & Plug & Play facility, Developed Factory Sites, Roads, Power, Water and Waste Water system, Common Processing House & CETP and other related facilities e.g. Design Centre, Testing Centres etc.
  • Support Infrastructure: Workers’ hostels & housing, logistics park,  warehousing, medical, training & skill development facilities

PM MITRA (पीएम मित्र)  will develop 50% Area for pure Manufacturing Activity, 20%  area for utilities, and 10% of area for commercial development.


  • Convergence with other Central Government and State Government Schemes is available as per their eligibility under the guidelines of those schemes.
  • This will enhance the competitiveness of the textiles industry, by helping it in achieving economies of scale and will create huge job opportunities for millions of people.
  • Leveraging Economies of Scale, the scheme will help Indian companies to emerge as Global Champions.
Source: PIB