India to get its own standard style for apparel size like UK, US, says Smriti Irani; 'Size India' project to be rolled out soon

In the apparel export segment, one of the biggest challenge is that the UK, US has its size, and Europe has its size of measurement. But, India does not have it

Press Trust of India January 21, 2019 09:55:24 IST
India to get its own standard style for apparel size like UK, US, says Smriti Irani; 'Size India' project to be rolled out soon
  • Smriti Irani said a study will be carried out before introducing the 'Size India' project for apparel measurement.

  • One of the biggest challenge is that the UK has its size, the US has its size, and Europe has its size of measurement, but India has none

  • A study to gauge the domestic demand of the textiles market will be carried out soon

Gandhinagar: Union minister Smriti Irani on Sunday said Indian textiles and garments industry would soon get its own country-specific apparel size. Addressing the 'Textile Conclave' at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, Irani said a study will be carried out before introducing the 'Size India' project for apparel measurement.

"In the apparel export segment, one of the biggest challenge is that the UK has its size, the US has its size, and Europe has its size of measurement. But, India does not have it (size of apparels, such as 42, 44 and XL)," she said.

"I hereby present the central government's resolve that 'Size India' project will soon be rolled out for the entire country, the first-of-its-kind project in Indian history," she said, adding that a study will be undertaken for the project.

India to get its own standard style for apparel size like UK US says Smriti Irani Size India project to be rolled out soon

File image of Smriti Irani. PTI

Irani said the central government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has alloted over Rs 1,800 crore in the last 4.5 years to Gujarat for upgradation of technology in the textile sector.

"Following this allocation, new investment of Rs 30,000 crore came in the state's textile industry," she said.

The minister also announced to carry out a study to gauge the domestic demand of the textiles market.

"Our country has a capacity to cater to huge demands, both domestic and overseas. But, never before in the history of our country was a study done to ascertain the strength and the magnitude of our domestic market," she said.

Irani said the Centre will soon embark upon a statistical study to actually categorise the domestic demand of the market "so that it becomes a base for the creation and strengthening of the industry".

 

 

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