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Focus on international markets to push textile industry to be more competitive: Shri Piyush Goyal

  • Union Minister Shri Goyal applauds CITI for their contribution and guidance in textile sector

New Delhi :- The Union Minister for Textiles, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal during his address at the CITI Textile Sustainability Awards 2024 said that the textile industry needs to focus on the international markets that will push them to be more competitive. He said that the Bharat Tex 2024 event is a testament to the capability of the sector to be a leader in the future at a global stage. He expressed confidence that working together and understanding the elements of the value chain will help the textile industry be the driving force of the nation’s GDP.

Shri Goyal applauded CITI for their support and hard work and expressed confidence in helping the sector grow and provide employment and opportunities to the youth of the nation. He further emphasised on CITI’s ability to serve not only the needs of the nation but the entire world. He thanked the CITI officials and conveyed his gratitude to the officials for their contribution towards the sector and for guiding the government to continue to grow the textile industry.

The Union Minister distributed CITI Textile Sustainability Awards – 2024. The categories encompassed a spectrum of sustainability aspects, including best practices in social responsibility and green initiatives, innovative material management, recycling efforts, alternative materials usage, sustainable retail practices, recognition of women entrepreneurs leading in sustainability and social impact, outstanding HR practices, and exemplary service to the textile industry.

Each award category symbolized a commitment to fostering sustainability, encouraging innovation, and promoting responsible business practices within the textile sector.

Shri Rakesh Mehra, the Chairman of CITI delivered welcome address emphasizing the significance of sustainable initiatives in the textile industry. Following this, Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Minister of State for Textiles and Railways also delivered keynote address. The concluding remarks was delivered by Shri Ashwin Chandran, Deputy Chairman of CITI, expressing gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and stakeholders who contributed to the success of the CITI Sustainability Awards 2024, emphasizing the collective effort in advancing sustainable practices within the textile industry.