Govt does not set targets for textile production: Gangwar tells LS

Updated on Apr 28, 2016 02:47 PM IST

The government does not set a target for the textile and garment industry as their production is predominantly in the private sector, Lok Sabha was told on Thursday.

(Representative image) The government said it does not set a target for the textile and garment industry as their production is predominantly in the private sector.(AFP File Photo)
(Representative image) The government said it does not set a target for the textile and garment industry as their production is predominantly in the private sector.(AFP File Photo)
ByPTI, New Delhi

The government does not set a target for the textile and garment industry as their production is predominantly in the private sector, Lok Sabha was told on Thursday.

“Production of textiles and garments is predominantly in the private sector. Therefore, the government does not prescribe specific production targets to the textile and garmenting industry,” textiles minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said during the Question Hour.

He said the data available on production and exports show an increasing trend during the last three years and the current year.

Gangwar said the government has not received any report of textile workers facing problems due to recession in the sector.

Increasing the production of textiles garments through policy initiatives was among the foremost objectives of the government, he said.

In order to strengthen the textile industry in the country and protect the interests of textile workers, government has launched various policy initiatives and schemes for technology upgradation, funds and development of powerloom sector.

“These are intended to strengthen the Indian textile sector and generate employment opportunities for textile workers,” the minister said.

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