To help textile industry in the country achieve its full potential, the Ministry of Textiles has taken several measures such as setting up a Steering Committee, an Inter-Ministerial Synergy Group on Man-Made Fibre and a Task Force on Textiles India. The Ministry of Textiles said in a report, “Building on the overwhelming success of Textiles India 2017, Ministry of Textiles has set up institutional mechanisms to synergize efforts of the Ministry of Textiles, related Ministries and State Governments to enable the textile industry achieve its full potential of production, exports and employment.”
Several key recommendations emerged from the deliberations. A Steering Committee has been set up to oversee implementation of a Knowledge Network Management System (KNMS) to facilitate exchange of knowledge amongst academia, farming community and the industry on the productivity of natural fibres and diversification of their bye-products.
The KNMS on Product Diversification would cover jute, silk, wool and cotton. The Committee under the Chairmanship of Additional Secretary, Ministry of Textiles will have senior functionaries from the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, and the senior officers handling the fibres in the Ministry of Textiles.
An Inter-Ministerial Synergy Group on Man-Made Fibre (MMF) comprising senior officers from Ministry of Petrochemicals; Department of Heavy Industries; Association of Synthetic Fibre Industry; Chairman, SRTEPC; Chairman, Indian Technical Textile Association; and ED, SRTEPC has been set up under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Textiles to formulate policy interventions to enhance growth and competitiveness of MMF industry in India.
Further a Task Force on Textiles India, chaired by Secretary, Textiles and consisting of representatives of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Consumer Affairs, Heavy Industry of Government of India, representatives of Partner/Focus states of Textiles India 2017, Export Promotion Councils, Textiles Associations and representatives from Consumer Associations has been set-up to steer follow-up action on various outcomes of Textiles India 2017 for growth of the textiles sector.