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Textile sector needs to strengthen infrastructure

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May '07
The Government is aware that infrastructural constraints are a major impediment to the growth of textiles industry in India.

The Government, to neutralize the weakness of fragmentation of various sub-sectors of the textiles and non-availability of quality infrastructure, launched the Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) in 2005 to strengthen infrastructural facilities in potential growth areas by merging the then existing schemes, viz, the Apparel Parks for Exports Scheme (APES) and the Textiles Centres Infrastructure Development Scheme (TCIDS).

This was stated by the Minister of State for Textiles, Shri E.V.K.S. Elangovan in a reply to a question by Shri K.J.S.P. Reddy in the Lok Sabha. He further stated that as on March 31, 2006, the total employment in textiles sector was about 88.02 million.

He said that textiles activity is mainly concentrated in the decentralised and private sectors. As such, Government does not provide any incentive to textiles workers.

However, various welfare and relief schemes are being implemented in the organized and decentralised sub-sectors.

Press Information Bureau Government of India


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