Rs 200 crore allocated for six textile clusters

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2014 14:00 IST

To develop and preserve textiles, the government will set up six textile clusters, finance minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday.

"The government will set up six more textile clusters in Rae Bareli, Lucknow, Surat, Kutch, Bhagalpur and in Tamil Nadu," Jaitley said while presenting the budget for 2014-15.

"I allocate Rs 200 crore for this purpose," he added.

For the revival and documentation of textiles in India, Jaitley announced the development of Hastkala Academy in Delhi based on public private partnership mode.

He allocated Rs 30 crore for the academy.

Jaitley also allocated Rs 50 crore for pashmina production programme in Jammu and Kashmir.

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