Coimbatore, Jan 21: Eight garment units in the north-eastern states will be dedicated to the nation in another month by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said here today.
"Works for the units, each of which is being set up at a cost of Rs 18.18 crore, is going in full swing. These will become operational in another one month and will be dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said. He was addressing the 'Make in India-Textile Industry- Strategy for Growth' function, organised by Indian Texpreneurs Federation ((ITF) tonight, to facilitate him for implementing various textile sector friendly measures.
Hearing grievances and suggestions from ITF, he said as suggested, he would depute officials in the rank of Secretary or Joint secretary level or he himself visit the city once in three months to learn and solve the problems faced by the industry, which plays a major role in the Indian economy.
On demands by the industry on rationalisation of duty on Man Made Fibre, abolition of Hank yarn Obligation and signing of Free Trade Agreements with European Union and emerging markets, he said his ministry had already taken up the issue with the Commerce and Finance Ministries.
On problems due to effluent discharge and achieving Zero Liquid Discharge, Gangwar said he would consult environment and pollution ministries and give feed back o the industry.
Earlier in the day, Gangwar visited Palladam High Tech Weaving Park, about 35 km from here and said the centre was keen on developing the technical textile sector in a big way. The Indian textiles sector has contributed 60 per cent of cotton products and 40 per cent of man-made fibre products, while it was the reverse in other countries, he said. Gangwar inaugurated a workers hostel in the park and an additional hostel block with 66 rooms, constructed at a cost of Rs six crore, with 50 per cent subsidy under Scheme for Textile Industry Workers Accommodation.