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    Under the new textile policy, the units are given substantial incentive support for new technology: CM

    Textile Industry-Chintan Shibir concluded in Rajkot in the presence of Chief Minister

    Over 100 handloom and handicraft artisans keep MSME sector beating Union: Minister of State Smt. Darshana Jardosh


    Gandhinagar, Saturday: Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel in the closing ceremony of the two-day textile industry-Chintan Shibir in Rajkot under “Saurashtra Tamil Sangam” said, “Gujarat government has implemented a new textile policy in 2019 for the development of textile industry. Under which Textile units are given incentive assistance of substantial amount for adoption of new technology.”

    The CM also launched an online e-commerce platform for artisan-weavers on the occasion in the presence of Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Shri Piyush Goyal and Union Minister of State Smt. Darshana Jardosh.

    Addressing the industrialists and officials of the textile industry CM said that the Gujarat has always given importance to the textile sector. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Gujarat Government implemented Textile Policy 2012. Under which a substantial investment of Rs 35 thousand crores has come in the textile sector and more than two and a half lakh jobs have been created.

    Expressing his commitment to take forward the growth of textiles in Gujarat, the Chief Minister said that under the new Textile Policy-2019, 100 percent stamp duty is returned to the developer for setting up textile parks.

    CM said that Prime Minister Modi has recently announced the construction of PM Mitra-Mega Textile Park in various states. Such a huge textile park will be built in Gujarat also in the south. Events like Saurashtra Tamil Sangam are providing a platform to showcase this development story of Gujarat’s textile sector.

    On this occasion, the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal said that the textile industry is second only to agriculture in creating employment in the country. In order to keep the textile industry vibrant, Chintan Shibir has received important insights, which will be implemented in a phased manner to realize the idea of environmental enrichment. By 2030, the textile industry will make all possible efforts to fulfill Prime Minister Modi’s dream of 20 lakh crore worth of Business and 8 lakh crore worth of exports.

    Union Minister of State for Railways and Textiles Smt Darshanaben Jardosh said that more than 100 handloom and handicraft artists have kept the MSME sector vibrant. The state government’s encouraging policy for the overall development of this sector and value addition has given the sector a distinct identity, which is proof of the foresight of the Prime Minister.

    Ms. Rachna Shah, Central Secretary, Department of Textiles delivered welcome address.

    On the occasion Agriculture Minister Shri Raghavjibhai Patel, MPs, MLAs, President of District Panchayat, Former Minister, Director of District Village Development Agency, General Manager of District Industry Centre and individuals of textile and handicraft were present.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat