Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Textiles
05 FEB 2021 5:04PM by PIB Delhi
Employment in the Textile Industry

The textile industry is one of the largest sources of employment generation in the country with over 45 million people employed directly, including a large number of women and rural population. Government has taken number of measures/incentives to boost textile sector and generate employment in the country as a whole. The government has announced 7 Mega Investment Textiles Parks (MITRAs) and Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme in the budget 2021-22, to enable the textile industry to become globally competitive, attract large investments, boost employment generation and exports and contribute to achieve the goal of 5 trillion dollar economy. Besides, Government is also implementing various other schemes/programmes for overall development of Textile Sector which also provide thrust in generating employment opportunities.

Third party evaluation has been undertaken for schemes being implemented in Textile Sector from time to time. Based on the recommendations of the evaluation studies, necessary measures have been taken to amend/modify the schemes to resolve the bottlenecks in implementation.

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Textiles, Smt. Smriti Zubin      Irani in Lok  Sabha today.