Target to achieve textile export of 100 Billion USD by 2023

Dec 15: ‘My Sari My Pride’ festival to celebrate 75 handwoven saris of India to be organised in Delhi: Shri Piyush Goyal
Kashi has a profound connection with Tamil Nadu: Shri Piyush Goyal
Roadmap of Textile Sector to be prepared during two-day Kashi Tamil Samagam
Union Minister of Textiles, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Commerce and Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal said that India was confident of achieving a textile export target of USD 100 billion by 2030. He was interacting with media persons during the two-day Kashi Tamil Samagam in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh today.

The Minister announced that a unique, of its kind exhibition, ‘VIRAASAT’ will be organized in New Delhi to celebrate 75 handwoven saris of India.

He said that in the festival ‘My Sari My Pride’ handwoven saris ranging from Patola, Banarasi, Paithani, Kanjivaram and others will be exhibited. He added that weavers from across the country would participate in the festival starting from December 16th at Janpath Haat, New Delhi.

Shri Goyal noted the profound connection that Kashi had with Tamil Nadu and said that he is reminded of Dev Deepavali firecrackers burst in Kashi which must have been produced in Sivakasi. Similarly, Tenkashi in Tamil Nadu, which is also known for its massive textile sector, also has a deep connection with Kashi, he added.

“Kashi has a connection with Tamil Nadu. There’s the influence of Tamil Nadu on Kashi,” Shri Goyal said during the interaction. He said that about 2000 years ago, people belonging to the Chettinad group came to Kashi and are since then, a part of the state. 

He added that the Textiles Sector delegation from across the country has reached Kashi to participate in the two-day event. He hoped that a roadmap for the Sector would be prepared after meetings and discussions with the participants.

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