Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam – Chintan Shivir at Rajkot

Chintan Shivir to brainstorm on Technical Textiles: Exploring Growth Opportunities in Hometech and Clothtech

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Shri Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, and Smt Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Hon’ble Minister of State for Textiles and Railways, will attend a Chintan Shivir, a brainstorming session on Technical Textiles, the flagship scheme of National Technical Textiles Mission. The session will explore the growth opportunities in Hometech and Clothtech during the Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam on Friday, 21st April 2023 at Rajkot, Gujarat.

The session is being jointly organized with the Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) and Indian Technical Textiles Association (ITTA) encompassing participation of more than 50 major industries in the application areas of Home textiles and Cloth textiles such as Industrial Sewing threads, Adhesive Tapes, Labels and Batches, Furniture and Coated Fabrics, Mosquito Nets, Fibrefill, Filter Fabrics, Household wipes, Stuffed Toys, among others.

The Conference would bring together industry leaders, manufacturers, researchers, line Ministries and user Departments of Central and State Governments on a single platform to exchange ideas and deliberate on the future growth and development of the sector.

The session will brainstorm on Investment and Export opportunities and prospects of Hometech and Clothtech in India and World, Expert Dialogues with a leading Hometech and Clothtech Industry magnates, a presentation by the Gujarat State and an interactive Q&A session with the leadership. The deliberations of the session envisions to pave a stronger path for the growth of Hometech and Clothtech Industry and putting India on the global map.

During the visit, Shri Goyal will Chair the 2nd meeting on Textile Advisory Group on Man made Fibres with stakeholders of MMF value chain.

Hon’ble Textile Minister, Shri Goyal will also Chair the 6th meeting of Textile Advisory Group on Cotton (TAG-C). TAG-C was constituted on 25th May, 2022 and comprises stakeholders from the entire Cotton Value Chain viz. Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), Cotton Association of India (CAI), The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion (TEXPROCIL), India Cotton Association Ltd.(ICAL),  The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), All India Cotton Farmer Producer Organisations, Indian Cotton Federation (ICF), Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), along with leading domestic manufacturers’/exporters & users and representatives of Government ministries/departments.

The minister will also address a session on Sustainability and Circularity in Textiles – Future Roadmap. Sustainability is the focal point in flagship schemes of the Ministry like ATUFS and PM Mitra – promotion of recycling facilities is being gives impetus under ATUFS and PM Mitra parks.

To meet the growing internal and global demand for sustainable and circular products, India is also bracing itself and many Indian innovators are experimenting with technologies and techniques to make the different processes of the textile value chain resource-efficient and environment-friendly.

The textile clusters in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are frontrunners on the road toward sustainability. Great work is being done by them today to make the manufacturing processes more resource efficient through processes like zero liquid discharge, fibre-to-fibre recycling, switching to alternative organic dyes/chemicals as well as shifting to renewable energy sources. Alongside this, work is also being done to promote worker well-being through improved working conditions and benefits, thereby targeting all elements of ESG principles.

During the visit, Shri Piyush Goyal will also visit Somnath and see the Handicraft and Handloom Expo being organized on the occasion of Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam.

Under the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ Initiative, the Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam is being conducted in Gujarat from 17th -30th April 2023 to celebrate the cultural links between Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. To celebrate unity and highlight the oneness of the two regions with a shared history, the event will be held in four different places: Somnath, Dwarka, Rajkot, and the Statue of Unity at Kevadia.

Source – PIB India


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