The State Government of Tamil Nadu (India) is likely to announce its new textile policy soon. This was indicated by K. Phanindra Reddy, Principal Secretary (Textiles, Handlooms, Handicrafts and Khadi), who was recently in Tirupur, the knitwear hub of India, to inaugurate the ‘Textile Research Conclave’.
The event was organised by Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA), Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF) and NIFT-TEA Knitwear Institute.
The Principal Secretary also informed that an all-inclusive roadmap on the textile research activities will be a key part of the new textile policy.
A series of programmes is being organised in the state to promote technical textiles production. A workshop on technical textiles to motivate young entrepreneurs is also under consideration, informed Reddy while speaking at the textile event. In August last year, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister EK Palaniswami also announced that the Government would formulate a new integrated textile policy for the state, however, nothing has surfaced so far. The textile industry in Tamil Nadu is the forerunner in industrial development and provides massive employment to the people of the state. According to Department of Handloom and Textile’s website, Tamil Nadu is home to 893 mills out of the total 2,049 large and medium textile mills in India.