In her address at the concluding session of the one-day Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers in New Delhi, Irani stressed on the importance of a well-coordinated cohesive governance approach for more effective programme implementation and sectoral outcomes. Noting that many states do not have dedicated textiles ministers, she expressed the need for more dialogue and convergence at intra-state, inter-state and Centre-state levels.
Accordingly, in line with the spirit of cooperative federalism, the minister has ensured that the views and contribution of all states would be reflected in the new textile policy, so that India becomes the textile destination of the world.
Speaking on the importance of branding in textile sector, Irani mentioned that India's positioning in international market depends upon branding of Indian textile products. She recalled how branding of handloom products by involving top designers and retail giants in the country, has led to a paradigm shift in the handloom sector. Irani also proposed branding of eri silk as 'peace silk from the land of the mahatma'.
Textiles secretary Rashmi Verma highlighted the challenges faced by the textile sector, especially in the export market, due to uneven tariff and non-tariff barriers and expressed the hope that GST will bring down input costs, give a boost to textile exports and bring in greater capital investment in the sector.
Minister of state for textiles Ajay Tamta highlighted various measures taken by the Central government to boost the growth and remove bottlenecks and challenges facing the sector in his key note address at the conference.
Irani also noted that education of children is the primary concern of weavers and artisans and spoke of the memorandum of understanding between Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) to provide free, anytime and anywhere education to children. She sought support of state governments for the success of the programme, specifically in identifying artisans and weavers who need such support.
The conference gave a platform to the states to exchange their views on various policies and programmes implemented by the Indian government and specific challenges faced by the state governments in their implementation. Ministers and senior officials of textile departments of 18 states participated in the conference. (KD)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India
| On 17th May 2022
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently announced the introduction of her ...
The US-EU Trade and Technology Council, in its second ministerial...
Global fiscal recovery in 2021 that followed the COVID-19 shock of...
Increase foreign exchange and create jobs
Sustainable and eco-friendly fibres remain in the minority
National Institute of Fashion Technology
Campus placements are low due to lockdowns
A part of the Italy based multinational company Artsana Group, Chicco is...
With a vision to be the world's top tier textile manufacturer, Badjatex...
When the 2001 tremblor wrecked the Kachchh region of Gujarat throwing many ...
Tonny De Beer
PFNonwovens (PFN) was established in 2018 by the combination of two...
Jaanuu, a vertically integrated e-commerce company, has reimagined the...
Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of...
Label - Dahlia Razzook
London based designer, <b>Dahlia Razook</b> known for her luxury...
Asmita Marwa Design
Indian fashion designer Asmita Marwa has been rated by Vogue as one of the ...
Johnny Cirillo, renowned for his candid photography in the streets of New...
Letter to Editor
Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.
Subscribe today and get the latest information on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel.