India’s textile sector will require 17 mn additional workforce by 2022: MoT

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

22-December-2018  |  1 min read

Indian textile workers
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The central government has announced that India’s textile sector will be needing an additional 17 million workforce by 2022. Currently, the country’s textile sector is home to more than 45 million workers.

Ministry of Textiles (MoT) further added that it has offered training to over 8.50 lakh people during the last four years in association with 58 government and industry’s big players to cater to the needs of providing a more skilled workforce to the textile sector.

“Our planning to enhance exports involves diversification of markets, positioning India in the value chain and encouraging collaborative exports.” – Ministry of Textiles, India

The textile ministry has marked out 12 countries which include, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, Australia, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia and Peru, as its major focus markets to boost exports.

“Ministry has formulated various measures to enhance the quality of Indian Textiles to international standards and to upgrade the skill of the workers.”  – Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textiles, India

 

It is also pertinent to mention that in a bid to better native production and Make in India, the government has surged basic customs duty from 10 per cent to 20 per cent on more than 500 textile products.

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