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Textile sector set example of self-reliant India: minister

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Jan '21
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Indian minister for textiles Smriti Irani recently commended the textiles industry for setting an example of self-reliant India by gearing up to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and masks for the country to deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic. She was speaking at the inauguration of the three-day Surat International Textile Expo (SITEX 2021).

"While before the pandemic, there was not a single company in the country producing masks and PPE kits, after the pandemic, around 1,100 such companies became operational. From two, the number of companies manufacturing N-4 masks rose to 250," she said.

In just three months, India became the second largest manufacturer of masks and PPE kits in the world, she was quoted as saying by a news agency.

In SITEX-2021, 110 stalls of textile machinery and accessories manufacturers have been set up to showcase world class technology.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)


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