Irani to discuss issues faced by silk sector

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-02-09 11:00:00 – Mumbai

The Central Silk Board has organzied a meeting on Friday and will deliberate on the present status, plans, programmes and challenges ahead in the silk sector, and inter-ministerial issues, in order to bring about better synergy to ensure sustained development of the Indian silk industry.

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani will chair the meet and discuss issues related to the development of India's silk industry with the stakeholders.

Textile Ministry said that it is expected that the outcome of the stakeholders' meet will provide useful inputs for the National Textile Policy, which is under finalization.

The meet will be attended by nearly 150 delegates including seri-farmers, seed cocoon growers, Chawki rearing centres, reelers, Automatic Reeling Machine entrepreneurs, retailers and exporters (both form Mulberry and Vanya sectors), besides senior officers from various union ministries, State Sericulture Departments, Bankers, CSB, NABARD, NIFT & NID.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh, Minister for Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Rural Development, Panchayat Raj Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Minister of State (I/C), Environment Anil Madhav Dave have been invited to grace the occasion.

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