April 20, 2024
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Bharat Tex 2024 Is An Excellent Platform To Showcase India’s Exceptional Capabilities In Textile Industry: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Bharat Tex 2024, one of the largest-ever global textile events to be organized in the country at Bharat Mandapam on February 26, 2024 in New Delhi. The Prime Minister also took a walkthrough of the exhibition showcased on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that the occasion is special because the event is taking place in two of the largest exhibition centres in India, namely, Bharat Mandapam and Yasho Bhoomi. He acknowledged the association of more than 3,000 exhibitors and traders from about 100 countries, and around 40,000 visitors as he underlined that Bharat Tex provides a platform to all of them.

The Prime Minister said that event encompasses many dimensions as ‘the thread of Bharat Tex connects the glorious history of Indian tradition with today’s talent; technology with traditions and is a thread to bring together style/sustainability/scale/skill. He also saw the event as a great example of Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat, encompassing myriad textile traditions from all over India. He also praised the exhibition at the venue for displaying the depth, longevity and capability of India’s textile tradition.

PM inaugurates Bharat Tex 2024 at Bharat Mandapam, in New Delhi on February 26, 2024 along with Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Textiles, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Commerce & Industry and Darshana Jardosh, Minister of State for Textiles.

 

The Prime Minister emphasized the resolve of Vikasit Bharat and its four main pillars and highlighted that India’s textile sector is connected to each one namely the poor, youth, farmers and women. Therefore, the Prime Minister said, the significance of an event like Bharat Tex 2024 only grows.

PM Modi stated that the government is supporting cotton farmers and is buying cotton from them. He said Kasturi cotton launched by the government will be a big step in creating India’s brand value globally. The Prime Minister threw light on the government’s expansive plans to create seven PM MITRA Parks in various states and underlined the emphasis on the creation of opportunities for the entire textile sector. “Government strives to establish the entire value chain ecosystem in a single place where modern infrastructure with plug and play facilities are made available,” the Prime Minister remarked. He said that it will not only improve scale and operation but also bring down logistics costs.

Speaking on the diversity of textile products on display at the expo, the Prime Minister said, “This place has also become a place of diversity of thoughts and cultural unity that binds India. Kani shawls of Kashmir, Chikankari, Zardozi, Banarasi silk of Uttar Pradesh, Patola and embroidery of Kutch of Gujarat, Kanjeevaram of Tamil Nadu, Sambalpuri of Odisha, and Paithani of Maharashtra, many such traditions are very unique in themselves.” Referring to the employment potential and participation of the rural population and women in textiles sectors, the Prime Minister said that 7 out of 10 apparel makers are women and in handloom, the number is even higher.

Gathering at the inauguration of Bharat Tex 2024 at Bharat Mandapam, in New Delhi

 

In his welcome address, Union Minister of Textiles, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal said that the global textile expo is the largest integrated textile event organised for the first time ever in the country that embodies Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of 5Fs – farm to fibre, fibre to factory, factory to fashion and fashion to foreign markets, covering the entire textile value chain. He added that local supply chains need to be strengthened and greater emphasis is required for 3S – skill, speed and scale, to fulfil the vision of a ‘Vikasit Bharat’. 

Goyal said that the expo has been able to put together and showcase the entire value chain of the textile industry on a global platform and that this will reaffirm India’s position as a global textile powerhouse. The event establishes India as an attractive investment and sourcing destination, he added. The minister said that the government through its various initiatives – PM MITRA, Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, Samarth (Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector) and National Technical Textiles Mission has provided a huge fillip to the textile industry.

Goyal noted that millions of Indians have escaped multi-dimensional poverty and consumption in both rural and urban areas is on the rise. The minister said today the textile industry can gain from the changing consumption patterns of the aspirational young India that have shown preference for spending on other products due to the government’s continuous efforts to keep food inflation in check.

Union Minister of State for Textiles, Darshana Jardosh and Textile Secretary, Rachna Shah were also present on the occasion.

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