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Reached Out To Engineering Institutions On Textile Machinery Needs Of Industry: Irani

The textiles minister said the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the sector and mega investment textiles parks (MITRA) are the two priority areas.

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The textiles ministry has reached out to all engineering institutions to apprise them about the textile machinery needs of the domestic industry, Union Minister Smriti Irani said on Thursday.

The minister said they have also informed the institutions about the subsidy support that is available for the sector.

The ministry is also engaged with the department of heavy industries on the matter.

'We have now reached out to all engineering institutions to highlight to them what are the textile machinery needs of our industry,' she said in a webinar organised by Swarajya Magazine.

She emphasised the need for the indigenisation of machinery in the country.

Further, the textiles minister said the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the sector and mega investment textiles parks (MITRA) are the two priority areas.

On PLI, she said, 'We have done much of the groundwork and we are almost ready'. 

(PTI)