An ESG task force (environmental, social, and governance) in the Textiles sector will be created keeping in mind India’s commitment towards sustainability, said Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Textiles, Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution and Commerce and Industry during soft launch of e-commerce website of Ministry of Textiles dedicated to handloom and handicrafts in Rajkot, Gujarat on 22 April 2023. The event was a part of ‘Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam’ in which Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel also participated.
During two days event in Somnath and Rajkot, the Union Minister attended the Chintan Shivir in which along with officers from the Ministry of Textiles, deliberations on various aspects of the sector was done.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Goyal said there has been fruitful discussions for making the textile sector more vibrant. He added that some of the manufacturers & exporters are ensuring twice the value upon receiving Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) compliance certification. Efforts are being made to ensure this certification for more manufacturers & exporters.
He also talked about the export target of USD 100 Billion for the textile sector by 2030 and the overall target of USD 250 Billion for the textile sector by 2030.
He said that the five commitments of Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi also includes that we have to go back to our roots to progress with confidence. He said that both Tamil Nadu and Gujarat are connected with history and culture but are also connected due to having a strong traditional and modern Textile sector.
He said that due to the strong belief of PM in ‘Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat’, ‘Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam’ is being organized in Gujarat. A large number of women from Tamil Nadu reached the state. He said that he interacted with them and found that they were excited and joyous. The Union Minister said that it reflects that the cultural heritage of our country is in Unity. He said that ‘Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam’ is an effort to unify India.
Source – PIB India