Kolkata: In a bid to promote the Textiles Sector in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to form a new committee to formulate a new Textile Policy.

In a function organized by the Chambers of Commerce, Minister of Cotton Industries, Manas Bhuiyan said, “A committee would be soon formed which would formulate new set of rules for the formation and betterment of the textile sector in Bengal.”

The condition of the textile sector has been deteriorating in the state for many years. After taking over the reins of the state, Mamata Banerjee has been laying emphasis on two key sector- agriculture and textile, for which many special committees have been set up.

In order to bring the state back on the track of development, Technocrat Sam Pitroda was appointed as an advisor to the state government by the incumbent Chief Minister.

Banerjee is focusing more on developing the small sector industries vis-à-vis large scale units as developing the former would on one hand require lesser acquisition of land, it would also not affect agriculture to a great extent.

The state government has also set up a separate committee for developing the IT sector in the state.

JPN/Bureau