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The Indian government has formed a committed to look into the issues raised by the apparel industry, which is going through a challenging phase, minister of state for textiles Ajay Tamta has said. Tamta was speaking at the inauguration of the 60th edition of the three-day India International Garment Fair (IIGF) at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi today.

The Tiruchi District Tiny and Small Scale Industries' Association (TIDITSSIA) in Tamil Nadu has reviewed a few locations in Manapparai area for setting up a mini textile park (MTP) with generous government subsidy. The MTP scheme plans to establish at least 10 production units on a minimum area of 10 acres through a special purpose vehicle. 

To provide instant service of sampling, and to drive co-creation programmes with global brands in the US, Aditya Birla Group’s Birla Cellulose has launched its premier international design studio in New York. The studio will display a range of over 300 varieties of fabrics. It will also display 74 shades of dope dyed spunshades fibres from Birla Cellulose.

The conference on additive manufacturing for the textile industry by Karl Mayer, has concluded successfully. As many as 100 specialists from a range of sectors including textiles, automotive, sports, medical, science and research, discussed about innovation drivers of the textile industry by focusing on innovative and efficient manufacturing.

Construction of one of Africa's largest textile production facilities, named ‘TAYAL SPA’, was flagged off recently by Algeria's industry and mines minister Youcef Yousfi in the north-western Relizane province. Forty per cent of the production at the $1.5-billion Turkish-Algerian joint venture will cater to the domestic market while the rest would be exported. 

Egypt has started construction of the biggest city for textiles and clothing in the country in Al-Sadat city, minister of industry and foreign trade Tarek Kabil announced recently. The textile city, with 568 factories and $2 billion paid capital to be invested during seven years with 87 per cent foreign investment, will cover 3.1 million cubic meters.