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Fadnavis banks on textile tech to boost other sectors
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Apr '16
Courtesy: FICCI
Courtesy: FICCI
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is banking on textile technology to open up new avenues in several sectors generating both investments and employment opportunities, according to media reports.

The innovations can be adapted to meet the challenges in critical sectors including defence, aviation, agriculture, irrigation and road construction.

Fadnavis was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the fifth edition of "Technotex -2016" on the theme "Technical Textiles: Towards Future".

Many foreign companies from Germany, Taiwan, Spain, United Kingdom, Russia and Belgium are taking part at Texhnotex.

Fadnavis said that Maharashtra, which is reeling under a severe drought, can maximize agro-textile technology for water management and regulate agriculture practices for higher and better harvest.

He said his government is also exploring avenues to incorporate research in textile technology to boost trade and create new value chains in partnership with private players.

The Chief Minister said from bullet-proof vests for security personnel to specially designed uniforms for soldiers on the borders or shed nets of farmers to regulate the heat and radiation, textile technology has become inevitable.

Maharashtra accounts for at least 30 per cent of India's cotton cultivation and can play a significant role to tap innovations to integrate it with its textile parks which are coming up in nine districts across Vidarbha and Marathwada, Fadnavis said. (SH)

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