Demand for products with zero carbon footprint: Modi

More than a 1,000 international and domestic exhibitors are participating at Textiles India 2017

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Pranita Kulkarni | June 30, 2017 | Gandhinagar


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 "There is a demand for products with zero carbon footprint,” said prime minister Narendra Modi who inaugurated a mega-trade fair and exhibition: Textiles India 2017 in Gandhinagar on Friday. 

Modi emphasised on the need for research in the field of organic products. He said, "Holistic lifestyle is the buzzword today. We should innovate in organic products. There is a niche market for such products. There's a need for more research in this area."
 
The three-day event, first of its kind organised by the ministry of textiles, took place even as the textile traders from Gujarat protested the rollout of GST. 
 
The inaugural session of Textiles India 2017 was attended by Gujarat governor O P Kohli, union minister of textiles Smriti Irani, minister of state for textiles Ajay Tanya, chief minister Vijay Rupani, deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, and Richard Heald, CEO, UKIBC.
 
Irani said that the event will see participation of 106 countries and 15,000 entrepreneurs. "The event brings together textile, tradition and technology. With help of these, we'll reach new heights, new glories," she said.
 
Naidu credited Modi for promoting khadi. He also expressed confidence that there'll be a premium for Indians' skills. "This sector will survive forever," he said.
 
 The trade fair will see participation from 2,500 international buyers and more than a thousand international and domestic exhibitors.
 

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