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Textile sector has huge rural job creation potential
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Nov '15
Textiles Secretary SK Panda has said that the textile sector can potentially create 45-50 per cent of direct jobs in the rural India and be the driving force behind Skill India and Make in India initiatives, according to media reports.

He was speaking at the Indian Cotton Conference 2015 organised in Gurgaon, by Indian Cotton Association Limited (ICAL) and co-hosted by Northern India Textile Mills Association (NITMA) on the topic of 'Dynamics of Make in India'.

Textiles Commissioner Kavita Gupta who also attended the function suggested for branding Indian cotton against the world labels and emphasised on technical R&D needed to increase productivity. She pointed out that the average cotton productivity in India is 528 kg/hectare against 2,196 kg/hectare in Australia and 963 kg/hectare in the US.

Around 1,000 people including representatives from 18 countries attended the conference.

HS Cheema, President NITMA, highlighted China's decision to stop cotton imports and suggested that the government should provide direct subsidy to the farmers.

Mahesh Sharda, President ICAL, Manikram Ramaswami, MD, Loyal Textiles and many international representatives from Switzerland, Vietnam, Singapore, Bangladesh and China were among those who addressed the conference. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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