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  Business   Economy  01 Jul 2017  'Textile India 2017' gets off to great start; 65 MoUs signed

'Textile India 2017' gets off to great start; 65 MoUs signed

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 1, 2017, 6:13 pm IST
Updated : Jul 1, 2017, 6:13 pm IST

The signatories to the MoUs included organizations from countries like China, Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, among others.

Union Minister for Textile Smriti Irani with other luminaries at the Textiles India 2017 event.
 Union Minister for Textile Smriti Irani with other luminaries at the Textiles India 2017 event.

Mumbai: The second day of the three-day mega textiles fair ‘Textile India 2017’ in Gandhinagar got off to a cheerful start with the signing of 65 MoUs in the textiles sector.

The MoUs were signed between various domestic and international organizations from the industry and the government in the presence of Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani and Minister of State, Textiles, Ajay Tamta. Of the 65 MoUs, three were G2G MoUs.

The signatories to the MoUs included organizations from countries like China, Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, among others.

These were related to information exchange, documentation, research and development, skill development, commercialization of handloom products and silk production, cooperation in Geo textiles supply of cotton and trade promotion with overseas partners, etc.

Addressing the press, Smriti Irani said that the current age is a golden era for development of textile industry. She also said that many Union Ministers will be attending Textiles India 2017 tomorrow, on the 3rd and final day of the mega event.

Other luminaries included Union Textiles Secretary, Shri Anant Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Smt. Pushpa Subrahmanyam and Textiles Commissioner, Ms. Kavita Gupta.

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