Ministry of Textiles:
“We must aim to increase textiles exports 3 times from present export value of $33 bn to $ 100 bn of textiles exports at the earliest ” said Shri Piyush Goyal , Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Textiles, while interacting with the leaders of Textile Industry in India.
He said that we must all collectively resolve to reach the target of $ 44 bn of exports in 2021-22 for Textiles & Apparel including Handicrafts. Textile sector is expected to surpass all past records.
The Minister said that his Textile Ministry is working closely with MOF to resolve the issue of old dues on incentives for Exporters .He said that Government is always open to consider all industry requirements. He said that Industries that don’t depend on Subsidies thrive much more.
Shri Goyal further stated that PLI Scheme for Textiles & MITRA Parks Scheme is at advance stage of Approval. He added that story of Indian Textile Industry and our weavers have been using centuries old knowledge, craft & techniques to create timeless fabrics. The level of artistry & intricacy is unparalleled. The world would have never experienced these products, if it hadn’t been for our ‘Textile Exporters.’
The Minister mentioned that India has met all of its international service commitments, which has made us the trusted partner of the world. He added it may be noted that India is showing signs of robust economic recovery as the GDP in Q1 2021-22 grew by a phenomenal 20.1% and 90% growth was seen in total FDI inflow in 1st three months of FY 2021-22 as compared to same period last year.
The Merchandise exports in August, 2021 is ~ $ 33 bn, which is up by 45% over 2020-21 & up 27.5% over 2019-20 and merchandise exports for Apr-Aug, 2021is ~ $164 bn, up by 67% over 2020-21 & up 23% over 2019-20.
Shri Goyal asked the Industry leaders to handhold small exporters & guide them. The Minister added that Government & Exporters are partners in India’s growth story and Government aims to provide a conducive ecosystem, to explore our competitive & comparative advantage.
These include simplification of laws, reduction of compliance burden, RoSTCL & RoDTEP notified, etc.
The Minister said that the Launch of Indian brand “Kasturi Cotton” with international fibre quality, has opened great new opportunities for Textile Industry to expand business opportunities.
Shri Goyal that he personally has been interacting with different nations to expedite FTAs/PTAs (UK, EU, Australia etc.). It will provide new avenues to build a loyal customer base.
The Minister said that Textiles sector has the Power, Promise & Potential to realise the goal of ‘Local goes Global – Make in India for the World’
Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal:
Akali Dal core committee has decided to reschedule ‘Gall Punjab Di’ campaign by 6 days.
We have formed a 3-member committee comprising BS Bhundar, Prof PS Chandumajra & MS Sirsa to talk to farmer organisations & remove all misunderstandings.
Campaign will restart from Amloh on Sept 10.
The core committee also resolved that Punjabis must take note of nefarious designs of Cong & AAP as their workers were posing as farmers to disturb Akali Dal functions.
This is being done as part of conspiracy hatched by central agencies to impose President Rule in Punjab.
We feel the BJP is behind these conspiracies as it wants to repeat the 1992 scenario and manipulate its way to power through a fake mandate.
We are ready to lay down our lives but don’t want a return of those black days which took the State back by decades.
Dharmendra Pradhan – Union Minister of Education:
Pleased to have had free-wheeling conversations with Vice Chancellors of 46 Central Universities through video conferencing.
We had good exchanges on implementation of the NEP, making education a lot more vibrant & holistic and establishing India as a knowledge superpower.
Happy to hear out all the VCs on the best practices of their respective institutions and on several matters of importance, including filling up of general and reserved vacancies, education during Covid19, online learning and status of NEP implementation.
Our universities are cradles of creativity, innovation and opportunities. The NEP will play a crucial role in situating India at the top of the emerging new world order.
As custodians of India’s destiny, our universities should fulfil their responsibilities outlined in the NEP.
Our higher education institutions are key catalysts for promoting socio-economic development and for realising aspirations and national goals.
Our universities should popularise India’s rich linguistic & cultural heritage and promote learning in Indian languages.
I thank all the VCs for their insights and valuable suggestions. I directed all our central universities to work on mission-mode to fill-up the 6,000 vacant posts, create framework for alumni endowment and establish our campuses as breeding ground for sports & job creation.
Pema Khandu, Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh:
- First of it’s kind in the country…
- Launched 2 credit-linked subsidy schemes
- Atmanirbhar Krishi Yojana & Atmanirbhar Bagwani Yojna with Rs 60 Crore subsidy each.
- The proportion of subsidy assistance is 45:45:10 (govt subsidy: bank credit: beneficiary).
- All interested may avail.
Jyotiraditya Scindia – Union Minister for Civil Aviation:
Held the maiden discussion with small aircraft and regional airline operators on issues impeding their growth and the way forward for enhanced regional air connectivity.
In line with PM Narendra Modi ji’s vision, Ministry of Civil Aviation is committed towards transforming the landscape of air travel for India’s common man.
Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal:
Akali Dal received a boost in Patiala, the hometown of Capt Amarinder, with Anu Randhawa, daughter of late Cong minister Jasjit Randhawa, joining the party along with her supporters.
Anu ji had contested last election on AAP ticket from Ghanour.
She has been appointed as VP in the SAD.
My reaction to the constant obstacles being put in our way at Tripura by BJPSushmita Dev – Trinamool Congress
We at Trinamool Congress will keep working towards building a team across the state.
Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt. :
This morning we commenced the work of the viewing deck at Tambe Chowk, Girgaon, on top of a drain outfall.
The deck (as shown in the artist’s impression) will come up in 4 months and will be open as an urban space for all.
A similar one is coming up in Dadar.
I thank Assistant Comm Prashant N Gaikwad ji for his initiative.
On our multiple visits, he evolved the plan with urban planners for the same.
A special thanks to Mayor Kishori Pednekar ji, MC Chahal ji & AMC Sanjeev Kumar ji for their support.