WTC Jaipur organizes technical session on textiles with MSME DI
WTC Jaipur collaborated with MSME Development Institute Jaipur organized a technical session on global trends and emerging technologies in textile- garment sector at Jaipur on 10th March 2019. The program witnessed overwhelming participation of over 200 visitors from across the State of Rajasthan. Expert sessions on “latest trends and traditional and artistic apparels”, “khadi as a fabric for environmental protection and sustainable growth”, “export trade facilitation”, “global high fashion marketing opportunities”, “embroidery essentials- increasing gross margins”, “green technologies & energy saving in textile industries”, “skill development in textile-garment sector”, “financial assistance schemes for textile-garment sector”, “design protection and GI” were conducted on the subject.
Inaugurating the session Mr. M.K.Saraswat, Director, MSME Jaipur said , “The garment and textile industry occupies an important place in the economy of the country because of its contribution to the employment generation, industrial output and foreign exchange earnings. The textile industry can be broadly classified as the organized mill sector and unorganized mill sector. Considering the significance and contribution of textile sector in national economy, initiative and efforts need to be undertaken by private and public sector players to attract investment and encourage wide spread development and growth in this sector.”
Ms. Nidhi Toshniwal, chairperson, COWE said “In the international sourcing scenario, policies are the key contributors to product cost. Trade policies are one of the key factors of the decisions relating to the choice of suppliers.” She added further “Costs are increasing steadily, compliance is gaining more prominence, compliance laws are stiffened every day that passes by and buyers are continuously looking for new markets. These factors have made apparel sourcing much difficult. With an increasing demand and growth of multiple markets, resultant apparel sourcing decisions has much wider extent now.”
The session also saw demonstrations on reducing the pollution footprints the industry as a whole is creating . Mr. Pradeep Ojha, Joint Director, MSME said “ today some pollutants in textile wastewater are more important to target for pollution prevention, most dyeing machines have lint filters and other primary control measures to keep lint out of heat exchangers and off of the cloth; therefore, total suspended solids levels are low in raw textile dyeing wastewater compared to many other industries.”
Mr. Navneet Agarwal, Asst. Director, WTC Jaipur shared the initiatives by World Trade Centre Jaipur as how local manufacturers can leverage on WTCA network and promote their garment & textile exports from the state.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Pradeep Ojha, Joint Director- MSME, Jaipur.
In the pic ( left to right) : Ms Nidhi Toshniwal, Chairperson, COWE, Ms. Swati Jain, AP, Indian Institute of Craft and Design, Mr. Navneet Agarwal – Asst. Director, WTC Jaipur, Mr. Govind Mali- Cluster Manager – AU small Finance Bank, Ms. Rinku Soni, Officer, Regional Vocational Training Institute for Women