Textile Ministry Inaugurates Meghalaya’s First Ever Apparel and Garment Centre at Ampati

Posted on:01 Feb 2017 09:16:11
Textile Ministry Inaugurates Meghalaya’s First Ever Apparel and Garment Centre at Ampati
01 February 2017 Current Affairs: Meghalaya’s  first ever Apparel and Garment Making Centre was inaugurated on January 30, 2017 jointly by Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani and Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma near Ampati in South West Garo Hills.

The centre would enable to create job opportunity for both men and women of the region and make them economically empowered.

The facility has been set up in an area of 45,000 sq feet at an approximate cost of Rs 14.26 crore. It has been set up under North East Region Textiles Promotion Scheme (NERTPS).

 Union Ministry of Textiles is working to implement projects worth Rs 70 crore in the Secriculture & Weaving sector for Meghalaya alone to boost investment in the region as well as generate employment prospects.

The Ministry has already sanctioned Rs 32 crore out of Rs 53 crore for promotion of handlooms of the region.

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