Union Minister of Textiles, Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal held third interactive meeting with the Textile Advisory Group (TAG) at VanijyaBhawan, New Delhi.
The interactive meeting was arranged by the ministry to review progress of initiatives for Cotton Value Chain.
Shri Goyal reviewed the actions initiated subsequent to the last interactive meeting held at New Delhi.
A holistic plan for increasing cotton productivity was presented by ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research – (CICR), Nagpur for bringing improvement in cotton productivity through farmer awareness program, HDPS and global best farm practices.
Shri Goyal stressed that this is the high time for branding Indian cotton and create a loyality and a pull for the Kasturi branded products from consumers and is a welcome step towards AtmaNirbhar Bharat.
He desired that the industry should be on the forefront and work on the principle of self regulation by owning the responsibility of branding and certifying Indian cotton Kasturi.
Smt. Darshana V. Jardosh, Minister of State for Textiles and Railways, Smt. Rachna Shah, Secretary Textiles, Shri Suresh Kotak, Chairman, TAG, Senior Officials from related Ministries and cotton value chain stakeholders were present.