Need to control pollution in textile sector: Gangwar

Expressing concern over pollution in textile sector, union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Monday said efforts are being made to control it.

Pollution in textiles sector is a matter of concern for all and concrete efforts are being made by Rajasthan for the solution of this problem,” he said at the inauguration of the 4th International Textile and Apparel Fair ‘Vastra-2015’ at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre here.

“The state (Rajasthan) has sent proposals regarding controlling pollution and the we (central government) have accepted the proposal relating to a common effluent treatment plant (CETP) in Balotara (Barmer),” he said, stressing textiles is the one of the important sectors in India in terms of exports and creations of jobs.

Balotra has large number of textile units.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, in her inaugural speech, said: “We have sert a target to provide 15 lakh jobs in the next few years and large number of it is expected to come from the textile sector.”

“We have lots of sops to textile sector,” she said adding that this year in December, the first Heritage Fashion Festival will be organised here to showcase some of the best designers in India and from abroad who shall present their creations out of traditional textiles like Khadi, Kota Doria etc.

An MOU was also signed on the occasion between VICO Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. and Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO) Ltd for investment of Rs.300 crore in the textiles sector.