Tamil Nadu mulls providing students with vocational training in textiles

The Government of Tamil Nadu is examining a proposal to introduce industrial and vocational training in the higher secondary curriculum.
Tamil Nadu mulls providing students with vocational training in textiles
TN ministers and delegates from the industry attend the Weaves expo which was held in Erode


This will make students employable in different sectors including textiles,” said Sengottaiyan KA, Minister for School Education, Tamil Nadu, while addressing a Special Plenary Session at Weaves, South India’s premier textile fair, here.
Weaves witnessed the signing up of MoUs involving 25 educational institutions and member industries of weaving clusters in and around Erode. The MoUs are meant for the promotion of skill development and training of employees of the weaving and textile units in design, marketing, and other business functions.
P Thangamani, TN Minister for Electricity, Prohibition and Excise, said the government is keen to join hands with the industry to create a common effluent treatment plant. The plant will be a permanent solution for the dyeing units in the districts of Tirupur, Namakkal, Karur, and Erode to address environment and business challenges arising out of untreated effluents. With the support of the Centre, the State government can mobilise upto 75% of the project cost, while the rest can come from the private sector.
The Minister said the government will create awareness among the public on the benefits of the common effluent plant and help industries acquire necessary land for the common effluent treatment plant. He also announced that the government is planning to invest in power generation to add an additional 4,000 MW to the existing installed capacity of 18,000 MW and ensure that the State remains power surplus for the years to come. 
KC Karuppannan, TN Minister for Environment, said the growth of the textile sector in the Kongu region is a testimony to the hard-working nature and skills of the people. The government will provide all its support to promote the industry. C Devarajan, Past Chairman, CII Erode Zone and Vice Chairman, Erode Textile Mall Pvt Ltd, Texvalley, said that the weaving sector of the State has the potential to reach the size of 1 lakh crore, from the current Rs 35,000 crore, within a few years, provided it takes to value addition. 

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