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The Southern India Mills’ Association

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New textile policy soon

Ideas from stakeholders to be incorporated, says Principal Secretary
A comprehensive road map on research activities will be a feature in the textile policy to be unveiled by the State Government soon, according to K. Phanindra Reddy, Principal Secretary (Textiles, Handlooms, Handicrafts and Khadi). “All ideas that came from various stakeholders will definitely be incorporated into the textile policy,” he told The Hindu on Friday. He was here to inaugurate the ‘Textile Research Conclave,’ organised by Tirupur Exporters Association, Indian Texpreneurs Federation, and NIFT-TEA Knitwear Institute with the support of Union Textiles Ministry.
Mr. Reddy said that the government had started promoting technical textiles production in the State through a series of programmes. “The department is planning to hold a workshop on technical textiles to encourage young entrepreneurs take up technical textiles. The participants will be taken for visits,” he added.
Tirupur Exporters Association president Raja Shanmugam said that the bringing together of research organisations and industrialists on a single platform would help in product diversification