Union Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal and Union Textiles Minister for the state Darshana Jardosh visited the textile unit at GIDC Sachin, Surat recently. Both the ministers also held interactive session with Southern Gujarat Chambers of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI).
Piyush Goyal explained that the Government is working on simplifying Amended Technology Upgradation Funds Scheme (ATUFS). He said “We need to stop wrong practice and it is the responsibility of the Government. We will further try to solve the issues.”
He assured the city industrialists that Surat Textile Park’s partial denotification issue will be addressed immediately in his ministry.
Tackling on an issue raised about 6 lakh square metres of sewage treatment plant (STP), Piyush Goyal said, “I was surprised at how a proposal has been on hold for four months. But as it has been brought to my knowledge, we will study the matter by Wednesday and bring it to conclusion.”
He highlighted that as the biggest centre for Man Made Fibre industry in the flag of India, Surat stands to gain from the recently announced PLI scheme for textiles. The scheme will generate employment opportunities and create global champions.
“Surat will play a critical role in boosting domestic production and realising the ambitious export targets set for the sector,” he said.
The Minister appreciated the textile players of the Surat and said that Surat’s textile industry is playing a pivotal role in boosting the Indian economy and setting an example for the global market with the technological advancement of its textile units.