PM inaugurates major schemes in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first-ever mega trade event for the textiles sector in Gandhinagar on Friday afternoon, showcasing the nation as a global sourcing hub and investment destination for manufacturers world-wide.

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The three-day event ‘Textiles India 2017’ is seeing participation from 2,500 international buyers, over a thousand international and domestic exhibitors and several top fashion designers.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched various developmental projects in at Modasa in Aravalli district on Friday.

The Prime Minister dedicated two water supply projects. Over 300 villages will be benefited with these projects.

On the second day of his Gujarat visit, the Prime Minister also dedicated Modasa-Raigarh road. He also laid foundation stone of Modasa bus port. He also dedicated newly constructed building of APMC. Speaking on the occasion, PM said that water crisis of the area will be eased.

  • PM also said that his government is committed to double the income of farmers in next five years through the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.
  • Modi spoke about 15th century mystic poet Kabir whose writing influenced the Bhakti movement and recited his couplet Jhini jhini bini chadariya (the intricately woven blanket).

Textiles India 2017

  • Government of India is organised “Textile India 2017”, a mega international event from 30 June – 2 July 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhi Nagar, Gujrat. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi inaugurated the event.
  • Besides a mega exhibition that showcase the strength of the value chain in India, an international conference held with participation from global and national leaders of the industry, technical experts and senior policy makers from the Union and State Governments.
  • The 3-day event also attract around 1000 international and domestic exhibitors and 2500 buyers from various countries in the exhibition. Therefore, the event provide an excellent platform for B2B interactions and for exploring investment and technological tie-ups across various segments in the textiles value chain.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted how Indian textiles represent the rich “cultural diversity” of the country. Modi made the statement while inaugurating a three-day global textile and handicrafts event.
  • The event was attended by Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, Gujarat Governor O P Kohli, Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu, MoS Ajay Tamta, textiles secretary Anant Kumar Singh and a bevy of corporate leaders from India and abroad.
  • The inaugural ceremony saw many corporate leaders hailing rolling out of GST as a “historic decision”. They included Richard Heald from UK India Business Council, Gautam Singhania, CMD of Raymond Group, David Cummings, president & CEO US Polo Assn, Sanjay Lalbhai, CMD of Arvind Ltd, and Kihak Sung, chairman of Korea Federation of Textile Industries (KOFOTI).
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