A garment university will be set up in Bengaluru, India’s Minister for fertilisers and parliamentary affairs Ananth Kumar announced recently. Addressing a womens’ rally in the city, he said the university will be set up in Bommanahalli, which has many garment factories. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has already approved the proposal, he said.
Irani, who inaugurated the rally, said the Central Government has allocated Rs. 6,000 cr for the welfare of garment workers and made it mandatory for all garment factory owners to set-up an internal complaints committee to look into instances of harassment of women employees, according to a report.