Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani addressing textile exporters and handloom industrialists and weavers at the â€˜Roadshow on Textile India 2017â€™ announced that Panipat to be soon having an international standards facilitation centre for handloom industry.
The centre will play an important role in improving the lot of industrialists and weavers, as the facilities like international laboratory and designing studio will be available at the Centre .
A big exhibition hall would be set up for the handloom industry where Industrialists would be able to exhibit their products at the hall so that buyers from across the country and abroad could see the products under one roof, she added.
She said that the handloom industry had reached the Rs 37,000 crore level at the domestic and export levels, which was a positive sign.
The Union minister also asserted that the textile industry was the only industry to record a growth of between 18 percent and 20 percent in the last five years.
To increase productivity, there was a need to strengthen basic amenities and infrastructure of the handloom industry.
The Union minister told the gathering that it would be the first time that the Centre would organise an international textile summit in Gandhinagar.
More than 2,500 buyers from abroad and around 20,000 buyers from the domestic market were expected.
The summit would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi June 30 and around 33 round table conferences would be organized during the three-day summit.
She urged exporters and other industrialists to participate in the summit in large numbers and make their products visible globally.
She asked stateâ€™s Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar and Member of Parliament Ashwani Chopra to talk to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for solving the problems of industrialists.
Chopra assured the Union minister about large-scale participation of Panipat industrialists in the three-day Gandhinagar summit.
Union Textile Minister invited industrialists to the â€˜Textile India 2017â€™ summit to be held in Gandhinagar in Gujarat from June 30 to July 2.
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