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Centre to standardise 'India size' for garments

Our Bureau Gandhinagar | Updated on January 21, 2019 Published on January 20, 2019

Union Minister for Textile Smriti Irani with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at the Textile Conclave on last day of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on Sunday January 20, 2019.   -  THE HINDU

The ‘Size India’ project will help create a India-specific size chart for the textiles and garment industry.

On the lines garment industry in the Europe, UK and the US, Indian textiles and garment industry will soon have its own standardised ‘India Size’.

Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani on Sunday informed that Centre will soon come up with a resolution on the ‘Size India project’ to standardise the Indian size in textiles.

Addressing a gathering of textile industry players and stakeholders on the last day of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, 2019, Irani said, “UK has a size, US has a size, Europe has a size and a measure; but India does not. To address this, soon, a ‘Size India’ project will be rolled out in the entire country — the first of its kind in Indian history.”

Irani further clarified that a detailed study covering a wide spectrum of people in the country will be conducted to come up with an India-specific size and measure in textiles and garments. “A formal announcement of the same will be made soon,” she said.

To address policy gaps, a plan to initiate a statistical study on the domestic demand for textiles in the country is on the anvil.

“Ours is a country which has the capacity to create huge demands, not only for the domestic industry but also for the industry that comes from overseas. Never before in the history of our country was a study done to ascertain the strength and magnitude of our domestic market,” she said addressing the gathering.

Top players like Chiripal and Welspun India have expressed interest to make investments in the State in this edition of the summit.

Published on January 20, 2019
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