Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday stressed on use of technology and pooled efforts of various ministries for the growth of textile sector in India. Irani said that textile sector in India has huge potential due to the cheap availability of cheap labour in the country. Irani made her comments while speaking to Confederation of Indian Industry’s chairman Naushad Forbes at its ‘Make in India’ event. Irani also stressed on collaborated efforts of all ministries for a constructive growth strategy. The minister said that she receives full-fledged support from Finance Minister Arun Jaitely and Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharam-the two ministries closely related to the functioning of Irani-headed Textile.
Speaking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision on functioning of ministries, Irani said that the former wants all ministries to work together. “It’s never healthy for any government when one ministry fights with another, the PM wants all of us to work together,” Irani said. Irani also stressed on the need to upskill labours and improve technology. She said that a composite structure should come up to enhance the labour and technology available for apparel sector in the country. She said that the mechanism of exporting raw material and importing manfactured product needs to be worked out. “Raw material goes out from India and then comes back after being manufacture overseas, this needs to be worked out,” Irani said.