INDIA: Center is planning to set up fashion and textile technology institutes
The Union Government is planning to set up new Fashion and Textile Technology Institutes during the Eleventh Plan period.
New Centres of National Institute of Fashion Technology will be opened subject to the conditions that, the State Government is willing to provide land and financial support and fulfillment of feasibility conditions.
Decisions about the new centres are taken by NIFT Board, a Statutory body under Ministry of Textiles, as and when the proposals from State governments are received. This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles, Shri E.V.K.S. Elangovan, in the Lok Sabha today, in a written reply to a question by Shri N.N. Krishnadas and Shri Tathagata Satpathy.
The Minister further informed that proposals have been received from Government of Bihar and Government of Kerala for setting up NIFT Centre in their states. No formal proposal has been received from Government of Orissa.
He further stated that proposal for setting up of NIFT Centre in Bihar has been approved by NIFT Board and the matter has been taken up with State Government for allotment of land and funding support. Proposal for setting up of NIFT Centre in Kannur, Kerala will be placed for consideration of the Board in its next meeting.
Added: November 28, 2007 Source: Agencies