The textiles industry has welcomed the appointment of Smriti Irani as the Union Textiles Minister in the new Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. During her previous tenure as the Textiles Minister, Irani was instrumental in bringing Apparel and Made up Sector Special Package to help the textile sector and stabilise the exports. The industry is looking forward to working closely with her in the coming years for the further growth of the garment industry.