The three-day fabric exhibition, Weaveknitt 2021 showcased thousands of products from knitting industry, technical textiles and nero fabrics at the Surat International Exhibition and Convention Center in Surat. Organized by the South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SGCCI), the exhibition was inaugurated by Darshana Jardosh, Union Minister of State for Textiles and Railways and Surat. She appealed to the industry representatives to take advantage of central government’s Production Linked Incentive (PLI) schemes to develop ‘Make in India’ and ‘Make in Surat’ a brand.
Ashish Gujarati, President, SGCCI said, the biggest issue India faces is that raw materials used in the production of technical textiles such as high tenacity yarn of polyester, nylon and viscose, are not manufactured here. He urged the Textile Ministry to look into this aspect of capacity building, and pursue the large manufacturers of yarn to concentrate on these segments. Upendra Singh, Secretary, Textile Ministry added, the export target of $100 million can be achieved by working seriously on the MMF and technical textiles. Industry leaders should explore the PLI scheme for future growth. Roop Rashi Mahapatra, Textile Commissioner added, India can use digital platforms to enter the international market.