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65 MoUs Signed To Boost Indian Textiles Industry

Smriti Irani, Indian Textiles Minister, said that the ongoing developments in the textiles industry will eventually lead towards its growth, globally. She assured that the government will leave no stone unturned to promote textiles sector.

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At the three-day event of ‘Textiles India 2017’ from June 30 to July 02, held in Mahatma Mandir, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, around 65 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed between domestic and international organizations from textiles industry and government.

The MOUs signed, involved countries such as China, Bangladesh and Australia for silk research, fashion technologies and knowledge transfer. Other than this, commercialization of hand loom products, skill development and trade promotion were some of the other reasons due to which MoUs were signed.

Three government-to-government (G2G) MoUs were signed at the event. The first was signed with China for developing improved silk worm breeds and mulberry varieties with the exchange of sericulture genetic materials.

The second was signed with Australia for different projects related to textiles and fashion. The third was signed between the National Institute of Fashion Technology and the Bangladesh University of Fashion and Technology.

Smriti Irani, Indian Textiles Minister, said that the ongoing developments in the textiles industry will eventually lead towards its growth, globally. She assured that the government will leave no stone unturned to promote textiles sector.

Other ministers who were present for the event were, Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textiles, Anant Kumar Singh, Union Textiles Secretary, Pushpa Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Textiles and Kavita Gupta, Textiles Commissioner.


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