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The Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Irani lighting the lamp to inaugurate the 6th edition of the International Apparel and Textile Fair ‘VASTRA 2017’, in Jaipur on September 21, 2017.

Success Rate of Placements of Skilled Workforce in Textiles Sector is more than 70%: Textiles Minister

 

 

 

 

Jaipur:21/9/17:The Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani has said that textile is not just an industry, but also a tradition and a legacy which we present to the world through the magic of India’s handcrafts and machines. Speaking about the success of the mega textiles event Textiles India 2017, the Minister said that Textiles India was an effort not only of the Government; she said that it was an effort of the entire industry that wanted to tell the world in one voice, “Come, Make in India”. She added that nothing better says Make in India than Textiles in India. The Minister said this after inaugurating the 6th Edition of the 4-day international textiles and apparel fair VASTRA 2017, in Jaipur today. The Minister said that this confidence in the textiles sector is bolstered by the recent high growth of FDI in the textiles sector. Recounting the success of the Integrated Skill Development Scheme, Smt. Irani also said that the success rate of placements of skilled workforce in textiles sector is now over 70%. She added that the Government continues to engage with the trainees even after placement to ensure that individuals are able to sustain work in their work chain for at least 6 months.

The Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Irani releasing the fair directory at the inauguration of the 6th edition of the International Apparel and Textile Fair ‘VASTRA 2017’, in Jaipur on September 21, 2017.

The Textiles Minister expressed satisfaction regarding the inclusion of design and other workshops in VASTRA 2017. She added that the beauty and variety of the designs that we have had historically in our nation is something that the Indian textiles sector can and does leverage internationally. VASTRA 2017 is an all-encompassing trade fair and conference on Textiles and Apparel presenting a fusion of the finest and the latest in textiles products. The event is jointly organized by Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investments Corporation Limited (RIICO) and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is supported by the Government of Rajasthan. More than 50 countries and 13 Indian States are participating in VASTRA 2017.

 

 

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