Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of The Art of Living Foundation, has insisted that every stakeholder of the textile industry has to be positive and self-confident – if India has to grow in this unprecedented time.
Addressing a session on ‘Indian Textile Industry – Road map for sustainable growth’, he insisted that migrant workers need to be taken care of properly. He said “It is our duty to bring enthusiasm in our workforce, which will hardly take one week. As Indian workforce is intelligent, one-month time is enough to train them irrespective of whatever training is being provided. We have to reduce our production cost also. World sentiments are against China but in favour of India.”
Many well-known players of the Indian textile industry were part of this discussion and they shared that what needs to be done for the industry.
Dipali Goenka, CEO & JMD, Welspun India Ltd., Mumbai insisted that the industry has to adopt Industry 4.0 as only digitisation can help the industry in the current situation. “We are ensuring the maximum use of technology at all levels,” she said and shared that Welspun has started virtual audits also.
Dr. A. Sakthivel, Chairman, AEPC, said “I believe that anti-China segment across the globe can be converted as an opportunity and FTA with US is one of the biggest requirements for Indian apparel exporters.”
SK Gupta, Director and Advisor, Raymond Ltd., Mumbai, was of the view that looking at the growing global use of MMF, India needs to develop in R&D in this regard.
Other speakers also highlighted their observations and suggestions for the textile and apparel industry.
Gurudev ensured that he will do his best to support Indian textile industry.