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Nagaland yet to receive its due share in textiles: Kaito tells ministry

By EMN Updated: Sep 25, 2014 1:13 am

Help smaller states unconditionaly to uplift textile industry 


While lamenting that Nagaland had not received its due share in terms of textiles manufacturing, Nagaland’s Minister of Industries and Commerce, G. Kaito Aye has asked the Union Ministry of Textiles to set a provision of fund for all the states according to its size.
“The Ministry should not only focus on bigger states or potential states alone, but the focus also should be given equally to weaker and smaller states,” Kaito said adding that the ministry should earnestly work towards the end of an inclusive growth of textile industry in the country. “A small state like Nagaland should be uplifted in all possibilities,” Kaito said adding that weaker and smaller states which face more difficulties should be helped to the maximum and without any preconditions.
Minister Kaito said this while attending the annual conference of state’s Minister of Textiles today at New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge), Santosh Kumar Gangwar, who graced the occasion as the chief guest.
“Nagaland had already celebrated fifty (50) years of statehood last year in December, however, there is not a single textile industry in the state till date,” Minister Kaito said while reiterating that Nagaland is yet to receive its due share.
He reminded the Union Minister and a host of ministers from other states that Nagaland was popularly known for its handloom and handicrafts before attaining statehood, but said, there could no improvement/progress due to lack of financial support and absence of modern technology.
“Now since you have understood our problems in the textile sector, please help us and take us along to sail in the same boat with other states in the days to come,” the minister added.
While appreciating the Union Minister for organizing the annual conference, Kaito also invited the Union Minister of State and his Ministry officials to visit Nagaland, especially during the inauguration of Weaver Service Centre at Toluvi Industry Centre at Dimapur, Nagaland.
Earlier, Union Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge), Santosh Kumar Gangwar, highlighted the programmes and schemes of the ministry and also shared his vision for developing the Textiles industry in the country.
The conference was also attended by other 16 ministers from the same number of states.

By EMN Updated: Sep 25, 2014 1:13:13 am