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25/03/2023 03:14pm

PM GatiShakti used for evaluation of PM Mitra proposals

image PM GatiShakti used for evaluation of PM Mitra proposals

New Delhi, Mar 25 (KNN) PM GatiShakti was used extensively while evaluating the various proposals we received under the PM Mitra Programme and it helped us validate the selected and winning locations, said Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Textiles on Friday. 

This is a testament to India’s technology driven transparent governance, he said while virtually addressing a national conference on Geo Textiles.


Seven mega textile parks under the PM Mitra Scheme have been announced to be set up in Tamil Nadu Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. 

He said that India is the 5th largest producer of technical textiles in the whole world with a market size of nearly USD 22 billion, which we hope to build up to USD 300 billion when we turn 100 by 2047.

Stressing on the increasing global demand for geotextiles, he said that with robust growth in infrastructure that is being created in India.

He believes that significant contribution will be done to increase market potential in the Geo Textiles and Technical Textile sector. 

Thus, considering the growth of the sector, substantial efforts have been made to proactively address the challenges of this industry and facilitate the creation of an enabling environment. 

He said that India demonstrated its resilience to adversity during COVID before the world. 

“Textiles is one crucial sector that supported us during COVID where we could individualistic develop, PPE kits, masks, several rapid testing kits so that fr0m a net importer of several of these products, we have dramatically expanded our capabilities to become exporter of medical textiles,” he added.  (KNN Bureau)


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