Rajasthan to get unit of National Design Institute

Dated: November 23, 2015

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Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that a satellite centre of the National Institute of Design (NID) will be set in Rajasthan, according to media reports. The announcement came on the concluding day of the Resurgent Rajasthan business summit in Jaipur.

Sitharaman said that the proposed satellite centre of the Ahmedabad-based National Institute of Design (NID) could even be upgraded into a full-fledged and self-sufficient institute in the future. The NID will begin post-graduate classes from the next academic session, she said.

Rajasthan’s textile industry, which employs lakhs of people in several districts, has an estimated annual turnover of around Rs 17,200 crore while total exports of yarn and fabric is pegged at around Rs 3,350 crore. The state is known for its colourful block printing, a traditional way of adding local designs on fabric, Kota is famous for its embroidered saris known as ‘doriyas’.

She also held out hope for Rajasthan, saying that enunciation of industry-friendly policies by the central and state governments and the progress being made in regard to the development of the western freight corridor and the Delhi-Mumbai freight corridor, the state was poised to emerge as the “dynamo of India’s growth”.

The government has also agreed to establish four new institutes at Kurukshetra, Bhopal, Jorhat and Vijayawada. These four new centre's will operate as satellite centre of Bengaluru. (SH)

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