New Delhi: Textile sector has a potential to create 45-50 per cent of direct jobs in the rural India and this sector would be the driving force behind Skill India and Make in India initiatives, said S. K. Panda, Secretary Textiles. India has also emphasized the need to branding cotton to compete the world’s label in conference.
Indian Cotton Conference 2015
He was speaking at the Indian Cotton Conference 2015 organised in Gurgaon, by Indian Cotton Association Limited (ICAL) and co-hosted by Northern India Textile Mills Association (NITMA) on the topic of ‘Dynamics of Make in India’
Representatives of 18 took participate.
Key participants, who addressed a gathering of around 1,000 people with representatives 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.
Emphasising on India’s Cotton Branding
Stressing the need for branding Indian Cotton against the world labels, Ms. Kavita Gupta emphasised on technical research and development to increase productivity. 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.