Foundation stone was laid of an apparel and garment centre to be set up under the North East Region Textiles Promotion Scheme by Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday. The apparel and garment centre will help promote textile sector.
On this occasion the Chief minister said that the focus of the state government has been to create job spaces for the youth within the State rather than the usual placement for jobs in other parts of the country.
The state government is working in tandem with the Government of India to create multiple opportunities for the youth workforce with number of interventions which include various skill and entrepreneurship development programmes.
Union Minister of State for Textiles Santosh Kumar Gangwar, who was present on the occasion, said that there was a need to jointly work towards growth and development stating that handloom and handicraft is essential everywhere in the world.
Referring to Narendra Modi who after taking over charge as the Prime Minister of India had expressed his concern for the North East, he stated the importance of working towards the growth and development of the region and also mentioned that Bangladesh which is close to the state is also faring well in the textile industry in the world.
Gangwar also informed the gathering that the Union Govt will be setting up silk industry in the entire Northeast under Rs.30 crore budget out of which the Union Govt will pay Rs.29.9 crore and also increase handloom clusters in collaboration with NIFT with 72 clusters in Meghalaya alone.
With proper availability of land, the Government can work towards initiating textile industry in the region which is a fruitful industry that can provide easy employment for anyone and an attractive form of employment for the people of Northeast.
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