August 11, 2020

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani asks textiles sector to ‘commercialise alternatives’

KOLKATA: Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday mentioned that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up alternatives and the sector ought to commercialise this scope.

She mentioned that the textiles sector is all the time on the lookout for subsidy however one ought to needless to say subsidy is taxpayers’ cash.

“There’s a have to see alternatives and never wait for one more disaster,” Irani mentioned at a webinar organised by ICC.

Citing an instance, she mentioned that the private protecting tools (PPE) class is a living proof.

India has turn out to be a brand new participant within the PPE class after the pandemic surfaced,” she added.

Concerning textile parks, the minister mentioned that through the UPA rule, no position was envisaged for state governments.

“State governments have to oversee the functioning of those parks if employment alternatives are to be raised,” she added.

She rued that many promoters of those parks have run away after availing of the subsidy.

Irani additionally mentioned that the carpet trade might be aided as India is rising as a key participant within the worldwide market.

“If the export promotion council of the carpet trade takes up the matter, it’ll assist the textiles division,” she mentioned.