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Government of India wants to create 75 textile hubs like Tiruppur: Shri Goyal

Tiruppur:265/6/22:The Government of India wants to create 75 Textile hubs like Tiruppur which will not only support textile product exports and ensure the inclusion of sustainable technology, but will also generate huge employment opportunities, said Union Minister of Textiles, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal at an event in Tiruppur today.

Shri Goyal said that all over India, roughly 3.5-4 crore people are engaged in the total value chain of the Textile sector alone. Textiles is the second largest provider of work after agriculture. The industry size is about ₹10 lakh Cr. The export is about ₹ 3.5 lakh crore. He reiterated that the Textile sector has the potential to grow to ₹20 lakh Cr industry in the next 5 years with exports of ₹10 lakh Cr. Even then, a modest export target of 7.5-8 lakh crore and a production target of about 20 lakh crore which is doable in the next 5 years has been set.

Shri Goyal participated in the Exporter’s Meet cum Felicitation Function at Tiruppur. He had an interactive meeting with representatives of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) & Apparel Export promotion Council (AEPC).  Dr. L Murugan, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Dr. A Sakthivel, President, FIEO, Shri Sudhir Sekhri, Vice Chairman, AEPC, Shri TV Chandrasekharan, Past Chairman, HEPC, Shri Raja M Shanmugam, President, TEA, Shri Geethanjali S Govindappan, Vice President, SIHMA, Shri Akhil S Rathinasamy, President, KNITCMA and Shri V Elangovan, MC Member, FIEO. More than 350 exporters apart from the RMG sector from Tirupur, Engineering, Agri and Process Food, Textiles, Yarn sectors from Coimbatore, Karur, Madurai Erode, and others participated in the program.

Union Minister addresses the event

Shri L Murugan, Union Minister of State for I &B in his address highlighted the benefits of the newly signed FTAS which will help the country to grow in many folds. For reducing the logistics cost, revolutionary measures such as PM Gati Shakti, the National Master Plan, would help improve infrastructure planning and ensure the implementation of projects within time and budget. Setting up of Multi-Modal Logistics Parks, focusing on container manufacturing, East-West and North-South freight corridors are steps in the same direction.

Dr. A Sakthivel, President, FIEO in his welcome address appreciated the efforts of the Government of India in addressing the issues of exporters quickly and opening up vistas of market opportunities which helped the country in crossing export of USD 422 Billion during the last financial year. Dr. Sakthivel appreciated the untiring efforts of the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry in concluding FTAs with UAE and Australia and opined that ongoing negotiation with the UK, EU, GCC, etc will throw open new opportunities for Indian exporters. FIEO President also requested Hon’ble Commerce and Industry Minster’s attention on suggestions including linking issuance of RoSCTL and RoDTEP with an export realization for better value, including leftover sectors like Iron & Steel, Pharma, Chemicals, etc in RoDTEP, extending the benefits to EOU/SEZ units, AAA/DFA users, announcing revised TMA for Agri Sector, solution on money struck for export made to Sri Lanka, implementation of Rupee Payment System for export to Russia, Creation of MSME Market promotion fund, market access for emerging sectors in services, etc.

Shri Sudhir Sekhri, Vice Chairman, AEPC in his address requested the announcement of new Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) scheme, announced the Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI- 2) for the Apparel Sector, and requested for export of cotton and cotton yarn should be suitably calibrated to ensure that cotton and cotton yarn is available to the exporting units at competitive prices.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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