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Textile Sector Has Immense Potential To Accelerate Job Creation, Exports, Growth: Goyal

Union Minister Piyush Goyal asked the textile industry to strive to move up the value chain and focus on products of high value

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The textile sector's USP should not be restricted to cheap labour; workers should be paid well and given social security, said Union Textile Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday. 

While interacting with beneficiaries of the production linked incentive scheme (PLI)  for textiles at a review meeting, he asked them to focus on improving the quality of textile products made in India to make them world-class. 

He asked that textile sector workers be paid fairly, given social security and brought to the formal sector.

Goyal acknowledged the textile sector's inherent capability to create employment and drive both growth and exports and said that textiles were one of the sectors identified by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an industry with immense potential.

The minister said that the centre was looking at PLI 2.0 and instructed officials of the Ministry to undertake extensive and exhaustive stakeholder consultations before finalizing the contours of PLI 2.0. 

He asked them to make PLI 2.0 robust and emphasized that PLI 2.0 would empower the sector to compete globally with top exporting countries like China and Vietnam.

Meanwhile, the minister also directed the Ministry team to actively engage with the participants and resolve state and administrative issues they faced. 

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