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If we look closely at any of our de­vel­op­ing com­pe­ti­tion, it would be seen that China and Korea are play­ing or have played a ma­jor role in the es­tab­lish­ment and growth of the tex­tile and ap­parel in­dus­try in those coun­tries. Just like the UK played its part in de­vel­op­ing Sri Lanka, Bangladesh was de­vel­oped by Korea and now Viet­nam, Myan­mar and Ethiopia are be­ing nur­tured by China.

There are around 180 de­part­ments in the Min­istry which han­dle hand­loom and hand­i­craft alone. If one can ra­tio­nalise them, a lot of work can be done and a lot of ex­che­quer money can be saved. There is also no trade mem­ber­ship in im­por­tant mar­kets, which re­stricts abil­ity to tap other po­ten­tial mar­kets.

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