Centre decides to continue textile institute in TN

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New Delhi, Dec 13 (UNI) Denying reports that the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Textiles Management (SVPITM) in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu will be closed down, the Centre today announced a plan support of Rs 29 crore during the eleventh plan period to upgrade it as a centre of excellence in the field of textiles management.

A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, decided in favour of continuation of the Institute, Information and Broadcasting Mininster Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi told mediapersons here.

Mr Dasmunsi said a sum of Rs 18 crore would be spent on creating infrastructural facilities like purchase of land, administrative block, hostels, canteen, computer labs, computers and software and teaching aids.


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