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Tycoon Dumps Kerala, Invests Rs 1,000-Crore In Telangana



Kitex Garments is one in all Kerala’s largest personal employers.


Kerala’s loss has develop into Telangana’s acquire. After Kitex Garments, the second-largest kids’s attire producer on the planet, had introduced the scrapping of a Rs 3,500-crore challenge in Kerala, alleging harassment. Telangana, in the meantime, pro-actively wooed the group and obtained a dedication for funding in India’s youngest state.

Kitex chairman and managing director Sabu Jacob’s staff was flown in by a particular flight from Kochi to Hyderabad and by night Telangana’s industries minister KT Rama Rao tweeted that the corporate would make investments an preliminary Rs 1000 crore in Warangal.


Leaving for the Telangana capital immediately, Sabu Jacob, the Chairman and Managing Director of Kitex spoke out sharply towards Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s regime saying he was not opting out of his residence state Kerala however was being hounded out.

Nine different states had known as him for the challenge, Mr Jacob stated, however even after asserting the cancellation of his Kerala plan, no state minister or official had bothered to name him.

The businessman lashed out on the state administration saying that Kerala wasn’t altering with the instances and the know-how. A severe rethink was required for the sake of the state’s future, he stated.

“I never thought in my life that I would leave Kerala. But for how long can one put up with this kind of treatment and humiliation. I tried, but could not any longer,” Mr Jacob stated.

“For 53 years I have worked here as an industrialist and created a revolution with 16,000-20,000 people. They put their lives at stake and do business. It is necessary to think over this.”

Kitex is one in all Kerala’s largest personal sector employers, with 15,000 folks on its payroll at its garment unit in Ernakulam. Its apolitical wing Twenty20 has been contesting and successful native physique elections in Ernakulam since 2015. In the previous six months, there have been 11 raids by a number of companies on Kitex.

Kerala Industries Minister P Rajeev stated there was nothing political in regards to the raids. They had been based mostly on complaints and Kitex should have approached the state authorities as an alternative of criticising it on social media to tarnish it, in accordance with him.

The industries minister had stated earlier immediately that the federal government was nonetheless open to talks with the industrialist to kind out points. But now that Kitex group is to put money into Telangana, it isn’t clear if it is going to attain out to Sabu Jacob.

The proposed new Rs 3,500-crore challenge would have doubtlessly employed 30,000 folks, other than creating 600 small-scale ventures within the sector, the corporate claims.

Industrialist Harsh Goenka had tweeted earlier saying that they’re the most important employers in Kerala and located the native authorities very supportive.

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