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Huge scope for agro-tech in tech textile sector: minister

03 Feb '21
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India’s agro-tech sector provides the technical textiles industry a huge opportunity to partner with the government as well as the agrarian community and leverage its capabilities, according to textiles minister Smriti Irani, who recently hoped that the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry will assist in discussing issues concerning this field.

She was addressing the inaugural session at the virtual conference on ‘Technical Textiles: The Future of Indian Textile Industry’ organised by the chamber based in Mumbai.

She said agro-tech will give equal opportunities to those who are from agricultural families to leverage their capabilities.

There is also a huge growth potential in med-tech, geo-tech, sports-tech and infra-tech, she said.

It is important to reach out to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and standards have been made known to them so that they can also be part of the growth, she was quoted as saying by a news agency.

There were only two manufacturers of N95 masks in March 2020, and that number has now increased to 200, she added.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)

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