SME Times News Bureau | 13 Feb, 2018
Smriti Zubin Irani said that development and modernization of the
textile sector in the North Eastern states is being given the highest
priority by the Ministry.
will create more jobs, especially for women of that region and also
lead to enhancement of the infrastructure of North Eastern states
like roads, power, water supply and construction of offices, added
are 23.77 lakh hand looms in the country of which 16.47 lakh hand
looms (69.28%) are in the North East region as per the handloom
census of 2009-10.
ready-made garment manufacturing units are fully operational in the 7
states of the North East: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur,
Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura.
units have given a boost to the textile industry in the North East
and has seen an increase in the export of ready-made garments from
the North East Region. Rs. 690 crore has been utilised for the
development of sericulture in the region.
factories have become fully operational in each of the 7 states in a
record time of 2 years. Each factory employs around 1200 people,
Textile Ministry has provided Rs.18 crore fund to each ready-made
garment manufacturing unit called "Apparel Garment Unit"(AGU),