‘Union govt to create more textile hubs like Tiruppur’

The Union Government wants to create 75 Textile hubs like Tiruppur which will not only support textile product exports and ensure inclusion of sustainable technology, but will also generate huge opportunities for employment, Union Minister of Textiles, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal said.

Tiruppur has made the country proud and is home to textile production worth Rs 30,000 crore every year, he said, after visiting an apparel park here and a meeting with the exporters.

He said the sector provides direct employment to six lakh people and indirect employment to four lakh people, therefore, collectively providing employment to 10 lakh people.

He said in 1985, Tiruppur was exporting Rs 15 crore worth of textile products.

In the year ended March 2022, the estimated exports from Tiruppur stood at Rs 30,000 crore, 2,000 times growth.

Considering the unprecedented growth of the textile sector in the region, in over 37 years, the compounded annual growth rate at Tiruppur came to a phenomenal 22.87%, he added.

Stating that this garment and hosiery hub of Tiruppur has immense employment avenues, Goyal called upon youngsters to grab the opportunity.

Assuring that the youngsters will be given necessary training, the Minister said
presently, nearly 70% of those employed in the textile sector in Tiruppur are women and those from the marginalised sections.

Goyal said that all over India, roughly 3.5-4 crore people are engaged in the total value chain of the Textile sector alone, which is the second largest provider of work after agriculture.