WEBINAR ON TECHNICAL TEXTILE
Textile Value Chain|February 2021
Our honorable Ms. Smriti Zubin Irani Ji, Minister of Textiles, Information and Broadcasting and Women and Child Development, India from BJP representing Amethi constituency has took many steps to uplift the Textile Industry and has been seen in Conference held for technical textile this year.

She is the youngest Minister at the age of 43 from 2016 in India and has launched Apparel Sector Special Package, Support for technical textile, focused on North Eastern Region, introduced Silk Samgra Workshop and Samarth Scheme, created Committee on gender budgeting, made Amendment in POCSO act 2019 and Bhartya Poshan Krishi Kosh. These are the few achievements she achieved since her tenure.

One of the most recent event she bestowed upon was “Technical textile-The future of Indian textile industry” on 27th Jan 2021, which was held on WebEx, a video conferencing platform. It was organized by the IMC, chamber of commerce and industry and was preside by many dignitaries from the textile industry.

It included diginitaries like Mr. Rajeev Podar, chairman IMC; Mr. Puneet Lalbhai, Executive Director, Arvind Ltd; and Mr. Manoj Patodia, Chairman TEXPROCIL. They all spent their valuable time in this conference to discuss the upcoming market of Technical Textile in India and worldwide.

Mr.Podar initiated the conference by stating facts like India is one of the largest producers of textile and apparels and the domestic industry contributes 2% of India’s Total GDP; 7% of industrial output in terms of value; 12% of the country’s Export Earnings and is the second-largest employer of the country providing direct employment to nearly 45 million people and approximately 60 million people in allied industry.

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