Piyush Goyal Holds Third Meeting With Textile Advisory Group
Goyal reviewed the actions initiated subsequent to the last interactive meeting held at New Delhi
Union Minister of Textiles, Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution Piyush Goyal held a meeting with the Textile Advisory Group in New Delhi on Tuesday. At the meeting he emphasised the need for good quality cotton seeds to boost production. On mechanization of picking by use of hand-held kapas plucker machines, developed by SIMA-CDRA, which would support the farmer producer. Goyal reviewed the actions initiated subsequent to the last interactive meeting held at New Delhi. A holistic plan for increasing cotton productivity was presented by ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research – (CICR), Nagpur for bringing improvement in cotton productivity through farmer awareness program, HDPS and global best farm practices.
Goyal stressed the importance of branding Indian cotton and creating loyalty and a pull for the ‘Kasturi’ branded products. He also stressed implementation of cotton bales quality control order under BIS act 2016 is a must for the standardisation of cotton bales in terms of technical quality parameters and identification of cotton bale traceability He also drew attention to modern testing facilities which would be created through BIS and TRAs. Additionally, faermer producer organisations will be actively involved to empower cotton farmers.