New Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has promised that the textile sector in Rajasthan will get the best of technologies and innovations as a part of plans to make the state a "one-stop and most-favoured destination for investment."
The textile industry will be provided with the complete matrix of technology, innovation and quality in order to bring it in line with the 'make in India' campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Raje said.
"These (technology, innovation and quality) are the hallmarks of the campaign and therefore we want to infuse the best in technology and innovation and make them the best in quality," she said, adding the government was committed to making the state a "one stop and most favoured destination for investment."
Raje was speaking at the inauguration of 'Vastra-2014', the international Trade Fair on Textiles & Appareal at the Sitapura Exhibition and convention centre in Jaipur.
"Foreign markets thrive on style and innovation and we want to introduce these in a big way to make Rajasthan the gateway for handicrafts and textiles," she said.
"We are committed to providing 15 lakh jobs in the state in the next five years and I am sure that the textile sector will continue to provide a major chunk of employment. All our efforts are in this direction," Raje added.
The Chief Minister exhorted the industry to fulfill all environmental norms and reduce use of water and chemicals that can also make the products more attractive to buyers. She also laid stress on skill development, especially in new areas like technology and medical textiles and geo- synthetics.
"We want youngsters to be trained in textiles on the shopfloor so that they can join the industry as trained workforce or set up their own units," she said, adding that the government had already provided a enabling atmosphere by changing labour laws and offering concessions to attract investments.
"This will not only make it easier for industry to do business, but also employ people, train them and also provide welfare to them," Raje said.