Central govt in talks with states to allot land for textile parks

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-02-01 15:00:00 – Haridwar

The central government has decided to set up 20 textile parks to boost textile industry in the country for which the centre is in talks with Uttarakhand and some other states so that land for these projects can be allotted. The proposed parks will eventually develop industrial hubs across the country, said Union Minister for Textiles Santosh Gangwar during his visit to Haridwar on Sunday to take feedback of people for the upcoming Union Budget.

While apparel garment units are being set up to promote the textile sector. A special emphasis is being laid on the technical textile sector.

Gangwar further added that India has emerged as the new growth engine under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The NDA government has launched several remarkable schemes such as the Namami Gange, the Bharat Swachh Abhiyan and Startup India have been launched. Haridwar MP Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was also present.

Regarding the Union Ganga Rejuvenation and Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti’s assurance of ensuring the cleanliness in the Ganga before the start of Ardh Kumbh, the Union minister said that he would take up the issue with her.

He, however, said a comprehensive plan was being made under the Namami Gange project to clean the Ganga. On the delay in the release of funds for Ardh Kumbh under Niti Ayog, the Union minister said that sooner or later, the funds would be provided to the Uttarakhand government.

MP Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was also present said that he would also take up the issue with officials concerned and Chief Minister Harish Rawat to know where problems were coming in receiving the Kumbh grant.

On the non-inclusion of Dehradun in the first list of top 20 smart cities, he said various factors were considered during the selection process. The city may be included in the next list.

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