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Gujarat to get two centers of excellence for textiles.

Gujarat, the State that produces largest amount of cotton in India, will get two new centres of excellence dedicated to the State's textile industry. The two centres will focus on entrepreneurship and research and development and will be set up by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in Ahmedabad and Rajkot cities by 2013.

While Ahmedabad houses about 250 big fabric processing houses, Rajkot enjoys the advantage of being located in the middle of a cotton producing region.

The ASSOCHAM Chairperson said Gujarat, which contributes 30% of the country's woven fabric and represents one-fourth of decentralized power loom industry, needs to revamp and upgrade its textile and clothing industry.

Ms. Soneji informed that they intend to develop international links with countries like China, UK, Germany, Italy, Australia and Taiwan for domestic textile entrepreneurs to avail global textile technology and talent.

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Publication:Pakistan Textile Journal
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Date:Mar 31, 2012
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