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Govt to outline ten years roadmap for textile sector

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-03-30 13:00:00 – Gandhinagar

A three day international conference organized by the Ministry of Textiles to be held in Gandhinagar from June 30. The key aspect of the conference is to develop a clear and comprehensive policy and frame an action plan for the textile and apparel sector. It will suggest a 10 year roadmap for the sector's growth.

Several Union ministers, Union Textile Minister Smriti Iranai, key policymakers and representatives of the global textile and apparel industry especially from Gujarat will be among those present in the conference will try to thrash out the issues facing the textile sector.

They aim to bring together national and international industry stakeholders to participate in focused discussion on the present status of the industry, current challenges and emerging global trends, a senior official said.

The participants will deliberate upon how India can be made a global sourcing hub and an investment destination; explore the growth potential of technical textiles; identify productivity and product diversification challenges for natural fibres; skilling requirements in high value chain; and carving a niche market world-wide for Indian handcrafted goods.

The conference will also see participation Power Minister Piyush Goyal, MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra, senior bureaucrats apart from different states as well as prominent Indian and international industry.

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