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Jan 06, 2019
12:50PM

Welfare of jute farmers being given special focus by govt: Smriti Irani

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Textiles Minister Smriti Irani today said, government has taken various initiatives to improve the lives of people associated with the textile sector.

Inaugurating a day-long National Conclave - Accomplishment and Way Forward for Textile sector - in New Delhi, Ms Irani said, welfare of the farmers in the jute sector is something which is being given special focus by the government.

Our correspondent reports that the objective of the conclave is to highlight the achievement of the textile sector and to chart out a road map for building new capabilities for sustainable and resource efficient growth of the sector.

The event will have deliberation on issues ranging from technical textiles, ease of doing textiles business and access to global markets and global supply chain.

In the evening, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will give away awards to weavers, artisans, investors and corporates for their immense contribution towards the achievement in the textiles sector.

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