Broad vision must for sustainable growth of textiles: Uke

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Apr 2017 09:33:56


Business Bureau,

MAHARASHTRA was the first State in the country to launch its own textile policy which was then copied by other states of the country said Ujjawal Uke, Principal Secretary (Textiles) Government of Maharashtra while speaking at the inauguration of the B2B catalogue display show at the workshop on ‘Creating the ecosystem for innovation & technology development’ organised by Indian Textile Accessories & Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (ITAMMA) jointly with The Textile Association of India (TAI),Vidarbha on Wednesday.


Also present were Sanjay Meena, Director (Textiles) Government of Maharashtra, Dr Hemant Sonare, Secretary of TAI, Vidarbha, Kishore Khaitan, President, ITAMMA and others.


Uke continued that manufacturers should have a broader vision for a sustainable growth. “For the development of textile sector it is necessary that all should come together.”
He explained that an overloaded truck could earn more in short-term, but it’s life also gets shorten with the overload. He said, “A broad vision only will take the textile industry to further growth. Problems are and will be resurface daily but one should have a broader vision.”


Uke also appreciated the day long workshop and urged the organisers to send the detailed papers that were presented and the inputs which could be incorporated in future policy. He assured to take the valued suggestions given at the day-long workshop.


Sanjay Meena said that Government could not make entrepreneurs, but it could promote entrepreneurship and educate. “We are more concerned about solving problems and will help entrepreneurs in textile sector in this regard,” he said.


The Principal Secretary was enlightened about the discussions that took place at the workshop. They include industry must encourage innovations, continues updates of the innovations must be given to the suppliers or a common platform for all to know the developments. An ecosystem beneficial for all stakeholders must be developed. Faster release of dues by the Government. Shortage of skilled man power, grading of cotton etc.


Dr Hemant Sonare in his introductory remarks said the main theme of the workshop was to discuss how the textile industry could help to create an ecosystem for innovation and R&D in Textile Engineering industry. “The auto industry is the prime example where the indigenous development of the auto-components industry has helped India to become a major, globally competitive manufacturer of automobiles as well as auto-components, thereby also reducing import content and increasing exports and employment. Similar success can be achieved in the textile engineering sector if the right ecosystem is put in place with co-operation of all stakeholders,” he said. N D Mahtre, Director General of ITAMMA compered the programme while Kishore Khaitan, President, ITAMMA proposed the vote of thanks. R K Mishra, Joint Secretary of TAI, Vidarbha, Ajay Ghorpade, Treasurer, Rajiv Dubey, President of TAI, Vidarbha and others worked hard for the event.


Around 37 exhibitors and over 450 visitors from textile industries in Nagpur, Yavatmal, Amravati, Buldhana participated in the workshop.