HON'BLE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA.
The textiles industry has a pivotal position in the Indian economy. It is strong and competitive across the value chain. India has an abundant supply of raw material like wool, cotton, silk, jute and man-made fibre. India has strong spinning, weaving, knitting and apparel manufacturing capacities. The textile industry will have to constantly innovate and research for growth and to tap new markets. Based on Make In India, the textile industry is being infused with the mantras of ‘skill, scale, speed’ and ‘zero-defect, zero-effect’.
HON'BLE CHIEF MINISTER, GOVERNMENT OF GUJARAT
We want to make Gujarat once again a Manchester of the East and become number one in textiles. Gujarat already has large spinning capacity; adding weaving and garmenting would make it possible to achieve the complete textiles and apparel value chain. Our aim is to provide employment to women and create investment opportunities in the complete value chain from cotton to fabric to clothing.
HON'BLE DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER, GOVERNMENT OF GUJARAT
Gujarat is the largest producer of cotton in the country, but most of our cotton goes out due to irregular policies and systems. We aim to devise such policies that promote ginning, processing, yarn production, spinning, cloth manufacturing and ready-made garment making. This will help the farmers get better value of their cotton production.
CHIEF SECRETARY, GOVERNMENT OF GUJARAT
There are a lot of opportunities in the Textile Sector as it is one of the highest employing sectors in India.Textile Sector is close to my heart. Government of Gujarat is making all efforts to make Gujarat as a major garment hub. If the garment sector receives a boost, there will be greater consumption, resulting in greater utilisation of Gujarat’s cotton and man-made fibers, giving weaving sector a boost. Hence when the garment sector moves, it will take along the entire value chain from Farm to Fashion.