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West Bengal brings new textile policy
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Jan '08
In order to ameliorate the contribution of the textile industry to the state GDP by over 10 percent, the West Bengal Cabinet, on January 29, announced the approval of its new textiles policy.

The textile industry of the state is gearing up for a bigger share in the Bengal market and it is making every effort to achieve its target. Presently, in West Bengal 1.6 million people are already engaged in the textile sector. This new policy would create an additional employment for 10 lakh workers by 2012.

According to Mr Manabendra Mukherjee, Minister of Textiles and Micro, Small Scale Enterprises, with the enforcement of the policy, it is expected that within next five years, the state would be able to create jobs for over 27 lakh people, in various handlooms, power-looms, mills, readymade garments manufacturing units, sericulture, jute and other related activities operating in the region, and contribute nearly 2.27 percent to the West Bengal's GDP.

The minister quite optimistically declared that the policy would facilitate the growth of an advanced and competitive textile and apparel industry, which in the long term is expected to evolve as export hub of India.

The new strategy if implemented tactfully, may help in increasing the production of handloom by two-folds. It would also increase the number of active power-looms in the state by taking it to 20,000 and boost its output by at least 300 percent to reach 180 million meters by the year 2012.

Mr Manabendra Mukherjee further stressed that this new policy would enable the state in raising the readymade garments output by 400 million pieces of woven wear and 90 million pieces of knitted garments by 300 percent.

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