Gujarat to establish India’s first textile university

Q.  Which state is planning to set up India’s first textile university?
- Published on 29 Aug 16

a. Gujarat
b. Rajasthan
c. Odisha
d. West Bengal

ANSWER: Gujarat
Gujarat government is planning to set up India’s first textile University at Surat with investment of INR 800-900 crore.
  • Textile industry will support the government in the endeavour
  • State government will fund the investment for university which is expected to be operational in 1.5 years
  • Aim of the university is to provide support including technology, research and development, skilled manpower and more
  • Land has been identified near Surat
  • Purpose of the university will be the creation of a complete ecosystem for the textile industry in Gujarat and India
  • It will guide the government in policy making for the industry
  • University will be spread over 250 acres

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