Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met representatives of the Apparel Export Promotion Council (Government of India) at State Secretariat in Dehradun and discussed the ways to promote textile industry in Uttarakhand. CM Rawat underlined the need for creating job opportunities for the youths. Uttarkhand’ Information and Public Relations Department, the State Government has planned to encourage small industries in hilly areas. Small units of textile industries NSE 0.00 per cent can be set-up in such areas. A MoU is likely to be signed between the Uttarakhand Government and the Apparel Training and Designing Centre (ATDC) for the further growth of Kashipur-based Fashion Design Centre. As per the requirement of textile industry, skill development programme would be organised at the design centre. Meanwhile, the CM Rawat has asked officials to examine the requirements for setting up small units of textile industries.