Ministry of Textiles10-April, 2015 15:29 IST
National Workshop held to strengthen Make in India in Textiles



A two-day National Workshop has been conducted by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India on 9th and 10th April, 2015 in Surat to showcase progress of the Textile Parks set up under the Scheme for Integrated Textile Park (SITP), a flagship scheme of the Ministry.


In his inaugural speech, Hon’ble Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge), Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar informed that SITP aims to provide infrastructure support which is critical for making textile manufacturing industry globally competitive. He said that textile parks can play an important role in this regard by attracting huge investment and generating employment.


Addressing the gathering, Hon’ble Minister announced approval of 20 new parks during previous seven months, bringing the total number of parks approved under the scheme to 70. Once operational, these parks are expected to attract investment of Rs. 30,000 crores and generate employment for 11,00,000 persons. The Minister informed that Government would set up 8 to 10 more parks in the 12th Five Year Plan. These parks will be catalytic in realising Make in India vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister. He urged the state governments and the industry to work in unison to make India a global leader in textile manufacturing.


Earlier, Shri Gangwar inaugurated a photo exhibition on SITP. He also released a short film on SITP and a report on textile parks approved under the scheme.


The Minister of Commerce and Industry of Manipur informed that a road corridor is proposed from Moreh in Manipur to Mandalay in Myanmar and then to Thailand which will provide better access to the South East Asian market for Indian textile industry. He reassured the industry that the state government would provide all necessary support and peaceful and secure conditions for textile investors in the state.


The conference was attended by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Manipur, Shri Govindas Konthoujam; Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh, MP, Surat and MLAs from Surat, Shri Harsh Sanghvi and Shri Rajabhai. Industry representatives and representatives from 13 States across the country were present as well.


Field visits were organized as part of the workshop, for prospective investors and state government officials to give them a first-hand experience of successful parks. 



·         National Workshop to strengthen Make in India in Textiles



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