‘New textile policy will be unveiled in a couple of months’, says Kavuri Sambasiva Rao
October 1, 2013 - Hyderabad
Union Minister for Textiles Kavuri Sambasiva Rao said on Tuesday that a new textile policy will be unveiled in a couple of months.
Speaking to media after delivering the valedictory address at a seminar, he said a meeting had been convened with senior officials of his Ministry to expedite the process. He also announced that a single window clearance division would be set up in his ministry to facilitate quick approvals for new textile units. Kavuri said that at present, the entrepreneurs were required to seek 50 approvals from different authorities including the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Under the proposed division, the officials from his Ministry would get the required clearances. He said on the scope for increasing cotton yield per hectare, he urged the Association of Textiles Industries to take up research on that front and promised that government would provide 50 per cent funds if they came forward with the proposal. He also announced that his Ministry would grant Rs.10 crore to the industry if it came out with a plan to impart training to fresh recruits in view of the acute shortage of skilled manpower.