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Irani praises textile sector at SITEX inauguration

Jan 11, 2021
Irani praises textile sector at SITEX inauguration

The union textile minister, Smriti Irani, inaugurated B2B textile machinery exhibition, Surat International Textile Expo (SITEX), organised by the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) on 9, January, 2021, held in Surat.

In her speech, at the inauguration of the three-day textile machinery exhibition, Irani applauded the textile industry’s efforts to produce PPE kits and masks. She said that before the pandemic, there was not a single company in the country producing masks and PPE kits, after the pandemic, around 1,100 such companies became operational. From two, the number of companies manufacturing N-4 masks rose to 250 as per a leading news report.

SITEX is spread over 10,500 square meters and will display technologies and machinery solutions across spinning, weaving, printing, and ancillaries’ verticals. The tradeshow hosts over 100 exhibitors and attracts international visitors from Bangladesh, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

The SITEX is being held at the Surat International Exhibition and Convention Center from 9 to 11, January, 2021.