Global market awaits India’s skills, innovation in textile sector: Yogi

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Global market awaits India’s skills, innovation in textile sector: Yogi

Friday, 01 March 2024 | PNS | Lucknow

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Thursday, asserted that the global market awaits India’s skills, innovation and technology in the textile sector.

He added that India exports carpets worth Rs 17,000 crore, with 60 per cent originating from Bhadohi, Mirzapur and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

During a media interaction on the fourth day of India Tex 2024 held at Pragati Maidan in Delhi, the chief minister extended a warm welcome to all buyers and visitors at the India Tex 2024 Uttar Pradesh Pavilion and expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving the opportunity to participate as a partner state in such a significant event.

The exhibition showcases the past, present and future needs of the textile industry with special emphasis on the international aspect through the Bharat Mandapam and Yashobhoomi. 

Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative, the chief minister mentioned that the exhibition, spanning the last four days, saw enthusiastic engagement from individuals nationwide and globally. He further noted that the textile industry was the second-largest employment provider after agriculture, offering boundless opportunities for technological advancements.

Chief Minister Yogi highlighted that in India Tex 2024, Uttar Pradesh has demonstrated its expertise in the textile sector, with 20 exhibitors in Yashobhoomi and 46 exhibitors in the Bharat Mandapam.

Artisans have displayed handicrafts, carpets and other handloom products from the state to buyers from across the country and the world and are receiving their appreciation. 

“Uttar Pradesh holds limitless opportunities in the textile sector. Under Prime Minister Modi’s PM Mitra Park Scheme, a mega textile park is set to be established in an area of 1,000 acres between Lucknow and Hardoi, as part of the plan implemented at seven locations across the country. Additionally, efforts are underway to develop four new flatted factories in the state,” the chief minister informed the gathering.

Yogi highlighted that significant efforts have been made in the past seven years to promote Lucknow’s chikankari, Sitapur’s durrie, Bareilly’s zari-zardozi, and Bhadohi’s carpets. All of these crafts serve as crucial means for creating employment opportunities. The global textile industry is currently looking at India with hope, he stated.

The chief minister also visited the stalls from different parts of the country at the exhibition, showing interest in their products while the artisans expressed their joy at meeting Chief Minister Yogi.

On this occasion, UP’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Rakesh Sachan, Additional Chief Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad and other dignitaries were present.

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