Centre keen to set up 75 textile hubs to provide jobs and boost exports


Union Minister Piyush Goyal

The Narendra Modi government is looking to create 75 textile hubs which will be similar to Tiruppur with the aim of supporting exports, ensuring inclusion of sustainable technology and creating employment opportunities.

Union Minister Piyush Goyal, who is in charge of textiles among other ministries, said that Tiruppur has made the country proud. Goyal, attending the Exporter’s Meet cum Felicitation Function at Tiruppur, noted that in 1985, Tiruppur was exporting Rs 15 crore worth of textile products. In the year ended March 2022, the estimated exports from Tiruppur were at Rs 30,000 crore which is about two thousand times growth.

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Goyal added that the sector has provided direct employment to 6 lakh people and indirect employment to 4 lakh people.

Amid the geopolitical shifts, India with an eye on touching the $5 trillion economy, is trying to give a push to manufacturing.

According to Invest India, the domestic apparel and textile industry in the country contributes 5 per cent to the country’s GDP. India is the sixth largest exporter of textiles and apparel in the world.

USA was the top export destination accounting for 27 per cent share, followed by EU (18 per cent), Bangladesh (12 per cent ) and UAE (6 per cent).

A total of 1,77,825 weavers and artisans are registered on the Government-e-Marketplace (GeM).