India will be the largest cotton producer : Piyush Goyal
MUMBAI: At the opening of an annual worldwide gathering of a UN-recognized association of cotton producing and consuming nations, Minister for Textiles, Commerce, and Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal, declared in Mumbai on Saturday that India will work to become the world largest producer of cotton.
The Minister stated that India is the second-biggest producer of cotton and has the largest area under cultivation during the 81st plenary meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC). Shri Goyal stated, "We have to become the world largest producer," and said the cotton textile advisory committee would strive to raise output to a level comparable to that of nations like Australia.
In both technological and cotton textiles, India will be a leader. It comprises advisory panels on cotton and synthetic fiber. These committees make policy choices with input from sector representatives and are comprised of representatives from the whole textile value chain. India has also introduced PM MITRA, a central government initiative aimed at establishing mega textile parks and advancing the value chain as a whole.
The National Technical Textiles Mission, according to Shri Goyal, encourages technical textile research and development. These are synthetic materials intended for a particular purpose; they are rarely utilized for clothing or decorative purposes.
The Indian textile industry is working towards achieving $250 billion by 2030, including $100 billion exports, he said.
In order to guarantee that premium textile products are produced and exported from India, the Textile Ministry and the Department of Consumer Affairs would establish cutting-edge testing laboratories across the country in a fortnight, according to Shri Goyal. He also unveiled the "Kasturi Cotton Bharat" brand, which he claimed would be carbon positive and able to be tracked using blockchain technology.
At the event, the first line of textile goods manufactured from Kasturi cotton were also unveiled. The Minister added that the utilization of innovation and the Internet of Things will benefit Indian cotton farmers. Drone-based pesticide spraying, recently introduced by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, will benefit Indian cotton growers.