New Textile Policy is at draft stage, says minister Smriti Irani

The new textile policy, which might facilitate in promoting exports and making employment opportunities, has not been finalised and is at the draft stage at the present, Parliament was hip to on weekday.

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Textiles Minister Smriti Persian aforesaid the policy is being developed by holding widespread consultations with numerous associations, business bodies, states, and different stakeholders, representing sub-sectors like cotton, silk, jute, handloom, handicrafts, and powerloom.

“At gift, New Textile Policy has not been finalised and it’s at the draft stage,” she said, adding the policy can provide thrust on enhancing export performance and making higher employment opportunities.

In a separate reply, she aforesaid throughout the present cotton season 2020-21, (from October 2020 to September 30, 2021), as on February 6,” Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has procured 90.87 crore bales beneath the minimum support value (MSP) operations.

“CCI is procuring around 25,000 to 30,000 bales per day within the cotton growing area unit as where the prevailing kapas costs are ruling below MSP,” she supplemental.

Replying to a different question, the minister aforesaid sure Indian textile merchandise area unit listed within the America Trafficking Victims Protection Re-authorisation Act (TVPRA) kid labour/ forced-labour List 2020.

She supplemental that steps are taken through Embassy of India within the America for delisting of such merchandise.

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