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. Irani took oath as a Minister with Cabinet rank along with the Prime Minister and other Ministers at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan. She has been allotted portfolios of two Ministries—textiles; and women and child development.