At the Indian Textile Conference 2015, textile leaders promoted the ‘Make in India’ campaign through discussion, deliberations and clarification on ever-changing trade scenario. The event conducted on 7th November 2015 at The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon NCR was organized by Indian Cotton Association Limited (ICAL) and co-hosted by Northern India Textile Mills Association (NITMA). The primary topic of discussion was ‘Dynamics of Make in India’.
Viewing the past statistics, the textile secretary revealed that the Textile sector of India holds the potential to induct 45-50 % of direct jobs in the rural sector of the country. It could drive initiative of ‘Make in India’ campaign. Ms.Kavita Gupta, the Textile Commissioner suggested technical research and development to increase productivity in the sector. She said that average cotton productivity in India is 528 kg/hectare wherein the same stands 2,196 kg/hectare in Australia and 963 kg/hectare in the U.S. Along side, she raised the need for branding Indian Cotton against the world labels.
The event saw around 1000 people with stalwarts invited from 18 countries, included Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner, Mahesh Sharda – President ICAL, HS Cheema – President NITMA, Manikram Ramaswami, MD, Loyal Textiles, and many international representatives from Switzerland, Vietnam, Singapore, Bangladesh and China.