Nine Union ministers shared their thoughts on strategies to transform the textile sector of the country, at Textiles India 2017 today. Detailed discussions were held on the concluding day of the three-day mega trade fair, being held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.In his valedictory address, the Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the Government is committed to make India a global textiles and apparel manufacturing hub; he said the Government will continue to work in close collaboration with industry and academia, to ensure that the textile sector flourishes. Shri Naidu said that the Government had brought in several enabling policies and schemes in the manufacturing sector, particularly in textiles, to make India the no. 1 manufacturing hub. He highlighted that considering the potential of the sector to create employment, attract investment and increase exports, the Government approved a special package for apparel sector in June 2016, and a special package for made-ups in December 2016. He said Textiles India 2017 has successfully managed to demonstrate India’s strength as a sourcing and investment destination of the world.