Govt takes steps to tap full potential of textile sector

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-08-10 17:00:00 – New Delhi

The Indian Ministry of Textiles has set up institutional mechanism which includes a Steering Committee, an Inter-Ministerial Synergy Group on Man-Made Fibre and a Task Force to help on textile industry achieve its full potential.

The textile ministry has set up the institutional mechanisms to carry forward the key recommendations which emerged from the deliberations at the Textiles India 2017 was held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat from June 30 to July 2.

The Ministry of Textiles in a release said that building on the overwhelming success of Textiles India 2017, Ministry of Textiles has set up institutional mechanisms to synergize efforts of the Ministry of Textiles, related Ministries and state governments to enable the textile industry achieve its full potential of production, exports and employment.

The inter-ministerial synergy group on man-made fibre (MMF) chaired by the textiles secretary will formulate policy interventions to enhance the growth and competitiveness of MMF industry in the country.

The group comprises senior officers from ministry of petrochemicals, department of heavy industries and Association of Synthetic Fibre Industry, among others.

The steering committee has been set up to oversee implementation of a Knowledge Network Management System (KNMS) to facilitate exchange of knowledge among academia, farming community and the industry on the productivity of natural fibres and diversification of their by-products. The KNMS on product diversification would cover jute, silk, wool and cotton, an official statement said.

The task force on Textiles India, chaired by the textiles secretary will comprise representatives from the department of industrial policy and promotion, consumer affairs, department of heavy industry, representatives of partner and focus states of Textiles India 2017, export promotion councils, textiles associations and representatives from consumer associations has been set up to steer follow-up action on various outcomes of Textiles India 2017 for growth of the textiles sector.

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