The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) and Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA) have congratulated Smriti Irani on her appointment as the union textiles minister.
“CITI, the apex industry chamber of textiles in India representing the entire value chain, welcomes Irani and assures all support and co-operation to her efforts to create maximum jobs and enhance the growth of the textile industry,” its secretary general Binoy Job said.
In a letter to Irani, TEA president A Sakthivel said, “We would like to congratulate yourselves for assuming office as textile minister and with your latent talent coupled with grasping the issues expediently which will be certainly helpful to address the issues and come out with new strategies for the growth of textile industry.”
He also requested Irani to help in announcement of the guidelines and procedures to follow and avail the required benefit from the recently announced special package for the garment sector.
“With your invaluable support, positive approach and guidance, we are confident that we could fulfil the aim of Prime Minister, to reach the envisaged garment export target of 30 billion US dollar from 17 billion US dollar in next three years and also provide the employment to one crore people, mainly to women workers,” the letter said.
TEA has also congratulated Ajay Tamta for being minister of state for textiles.