Fri, 22 Sep 2023

New Delhi [India], July 28 (ANI/PNN): An interactive meeting with stakeholders of the Cotton Textile Value Chain was held on July 23, 2022, at Vanijya Bhawan, New Delhi, with representatives from the entire cotton value chain industry, along with Narendra Singh Tomar - Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare, Piyush Goyal - Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles, Darshana V Jardosh - Minister of State for Textiles and representatives from the Ministry of Textiles and Agriculture.

The main agenda was to discuss ways to increase productivity and improve the quality of cotton and the branding of Indian Cotton.

Participating in the interactive meeting Manoj Patodia, Chairman - TEXPROCIL, appreciated the initiative taken by Piyush Goyal, the Minister of Textiles, to get all the stakeholders in the textile value chain from farmers, ginners, spinners, home textiles and garment producers on one platform to prepare a comprehensive road map to address the issues of quality, productivity and branding of cotton.

Patodia stated that the time had come to adopt an integrated and industry-driven approach so that India's pre-eminence in the Cotton sector in world markets is not only maintained but enhanced. Towards this end, a public-private partnership to improve cotton productivity, encouraging the adoption of drip irrigation by farmers by setting up a corpus fund, popularising high-density plantations and taking concrete steps to brand Indian Cotton were the need of the hour. Patodia mentioned that these steps would benefit the entire textile value chain from 'Farm to Fashion'.

On its part, the Government agreed to set up "State of the Art" laboratories for testing the quality of cotton, encouraging farmers to use good quality seeds through awareness programs and dispensing with regulatory practices.

Patodia welcomed the full support extended by the Ministers of Agriculture and Textiles to all the initiatives taken up by the Industry, which will go a long way in enabling the textile exporters to take full advantage of the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) being signed by the Government and facilitate achievement of the target of USD 100 billion by the year 2030.

This story is provided by PNN. ANI will not be responsible in any way for the content of this article. (ANI/PNN)

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