Narendra Modi, Honorable Prime Minister of India, while inaugurating India’s largest ever textile meet, Textiles India-2017 on June 30th in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India heralded the strength and capacity of the Indian textile industry.
Speaking extemporaneously in Hindi and English the PM thrilled a large audience in Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar with statistics about India’s textile industry and outlining the opportunities for the sector. Using a slogan, “farm to foreign,” the Honorable Prime Minister, emphasised the need for increasing the exports to reach the target of $650 billion by 2025.
Speed, scale and quality are necessitates for Indian textiles to compete against countries like China, said the Prime Minister. Innovation and research are needed to meet the demands of consumers in other countries as culture, life style and fashion trends are different. He also emphasised some specific areas such as organic dyes, which need attention.
The mega textile event that had over 1000 exhibitors and 15,000 registered buyers/delegates from many different countries. The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India organised the 3-day event, which attracted a large technical audience and general public.