CMs of Arunchal and Meghalaya get special brief on benefits of geo textiles

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-01-20 15:45:00 – New Delhi

A special brief was give to the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and his Meghalaya counterpart Mukul Sangma on the benefits and potential of geo textiles, in the wake of a recent policy initiative by the central government to extend financial support to geo textile based projects to promote ecologically balanced techniques in various sectors ensuring minimum environmental impact.

Both the chief ministers were jointly briefed about on geo textiles based activities in the north eastern states by leading government and industry experts at New Delhi.

In a comprehensive presentation given by representatives of union Ministry of Textiles, National Jute Board, Ernst and Young (Business Advisory Firm) and Ahmedabad Textile Industry Research Association yesterday, the benefits of the use of geo textiles in the infrastructure sector, anti erosion and flood protection, irrigation, disaster mitigation and avenues for entrepreneurship development in the sector were highlighted, official sources said today.

An expert team would visit both the states to work out the modalities for the implementation framework within this month, as both the chief ministers have agreed to the suggestion to take up select pilot projects in the states with assistance from the Centre within this financial year.

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