Roadmap for Indian Textile Sector

Roadmap for Indian Textile Sector

Textile minister, Smriti Irani along with the global textile representatives will discuss various issues relating to textile and apparel sector at an international conference to be held at Gandhinagar in Gujarat on June 30.

The three-day meet will suggest a ten-year roadmap for the sector. union power minister Piyush Goyal, MSME minister Kalraj Mishra, will be, among others, present in the conference, official sources said.

The participants will deliberate upon how India can be made a global sourcing hub and an investment destination; explore the growth potential of technical textiles; identify productivity and product diversification challenges for natural fibres; skilling requirements in high value chain; and carving a niche market world-wide for Indian handcrafts.

The key aspect of the conference is to develop a clear and comprehensive policy and frame an action plan for the textile and apparel sector.

“We aim to bring together national and international industry stakeholders to participate in the discussion on the present status of the industry, current challenges and emerging global trends,” a senior official said. The conference will be organised by the textile ministry.

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