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NID satellite centre to come up in Rajasthan
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Nov '15
Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that a satellite centre of the National Institute of Design (NID) will be set in Rajasthan, according to media reports. The announcement came on the concluding day of the Resurgent Rajasthan business summit in Jaipur.

Sitharaman expressed the hope that the NID centre will boost the flourishing textile industry in the state famous for its unique traditional motifs. Rajasthan is known for its colourful block printing, a traditional way of adding local designs on fabric, Kota is famous for its embroidered saris known as 'doriyas'.

The NID will offer under-graduate and post-graduate courses in trades like designing in textiles, apparels and furniture and interiors from the next academic session, she said.

Rajasthan's textile industry, which employs lakhs of people in several districts, has an estimated annual turnover of around Rs 17,200 crore while total exports of yarn and fabric is pegged at around Rs 3,350 crore.

The government has also agreed to establish four new institutes at Kurukshetra, Bhopal, Jorhat and Vijayawada. These four new centre's will operate as satellite centre of Bengaluru. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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