The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) signed MoUs with Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Uzbekistan textile and garment industry to carry out trade promotional activities in both the countries. The entire textile value chain was covered at the textile conclave commemorating diamond jubilee of CITI. Disruptions lead to innovations and transformations which should be focus area for textiles and apparel sector, said Vice-President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, main speaker of the two-day conclave. Naidu requested the textile and clothing (T&C) industry to carry forward the old age long tradition started by the skilled craftsman of the Indian textile industry. He also stressed that in the ancient time the Indian textile industry had the largest share in the growth of India’s economy, while today, it has been mere reduced to 4 per cent of the GDP. The Indian Government has taken various initiatives such as establishing textile parks, Technology upgradation through TUFS, etc., Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks which have fuelled the growth of the textile industry of India, informed Naidu.