Textiles minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday pushed for elimination of child labour from the textiles sector other than measures to improve the earnings of individuals employed in the sector and endeavours to carry consistency in high-quality of handloom products.

In a evaluate meeting with the officers of the ministry, he also expressed assurance that there will be a massive development in this sector, the federal government claimed in a launch.

“He asked the worried officers to believe and undertake important measures for increasing earnings of people employed in textiles, set endeavours to carry consistency in high-quality of handloom and eradicate child labour from the textiles sector,” the ministry claimed.

Goyal also stressed on boosting the efficiency of local artisans and domestic field for Atmanirbhar Bharat, and claimed the sector has great opportunity which must be realised by using innovations, most current technological know-how and facilitations.

As per the federal government, textiles contributes two.three% to the gross domestic merchandise, seven% of the industrial output, twelve% to the export earnings and specifically employs more than forty five million people which is 21% of the overall employment. India is the sixth greatest producer of technological textiles with six% world-wide share, and the greatest producer of cotton and jute in the environment. Cotton output supports 5.eight million farmers and forty-50 million people in allied sectors. India is also the second greatest producer of silk in the environment and ninety five% of the world’s hand woven cloth arrives from India.