The foundation stone for Apparel and Garment Making Centre in Mizoram was laid by Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Hon´ble Minister of State for Textiles (I/C), Government of India on the 3rd of July 2015 in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram. Before Mizoram, Apparel and Garment Manufacturing Centres have been set up in all other seven states of the North Eastern Region. This initiative comes under the North East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS) of the Ministry of Textiles. NERTPS is an umbrella scheme for the development of various segments of textiles, i.e. silk, handlooms, handicrafts and garments. Of the total outlay of Rs 1038.10 crore, Rs 18.9 crore has been given to Mizoram for setting up of this centre where the State government provides 1.5 acre of land free of cost. The centre will be managed by the Ministry of Textiles for 5 years and will be handed over to the state government thereafter.