New Delhi: After assuming charge as Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Textiles, Santosh Kumar Gangwar has said that his ministry will soon come out with blueprint for the welfare of textiles industry.
"We will not take long in coming out with blueprint for the textiles industry," Gangwar told media recently.
He said that the textiles sector has a huge potential of providing large number of jobs to the vulnerable section of the society.
Specifically speaking on the issues plaguing the sector in Uttar Pradesh, he said, "local artisans need push that will unlock the strengths of the region."
"Zari Zardozi, carpet and many other local crafts have huge export potential and if proper attention is paid this can be a strong source of improvement of economy and employment," he added.
Commenting on the Manjha industry of Bareilly, Gangwar said, "due to wrong policies, the Manjha industry has suffered and China has benefitted from the situation. Ten thousand people were rendered jobless."
He also added, "On a visit to the US once I saw branded clothes and found they were made in India. I wish to promote Brand India across the world," Gangwar told media. Gangwar was briefed by the senior officers of the Ministry about the issues and developments in the textiles sector."