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No date yet for new textiles policy: Indian minister Irani
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Feb '18
The Indian textiles ministry is busy finalising the long-pending National Textiles Policy, but the government cannot offer a time-line for its announcement, said textiles minister Smriti Irani recently. Three different steering committees comprising experts and industry representatives are trying to find ways to address the sector’s challenges, she said.

The challenges include identifying natural fibre growth possibilities and global best practices and roping in states for proper certification of jute seeds, she said at a press conference.

The proposed policy, under discussion for several years, was initially reported to have set a target of achieving $300 billion in textile exports by 2024-25 and creating around 35 million new jobs.

The pending textiles policy notwithstanding, the ministry has been continually identifying the biggest needs of the industry and addressing them by announcing big steps, Irani added. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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