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Dedicated textile cargo handling facilities at Tuticorin Port

The Union government is reportedly considering setting up dedicated textile cargo handling facilities at major international seaports and airports.

The government, along with the export promotion councils, has already identified certain international seaports and airports for the purpose, an official source said.

Such facilities are planned for apparel export and import cargoes at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP), Mumbai Port, Chennai Port and Tuticorin Port.

International airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore may also have dedicated textile cargo handling facilities, the official disclosed.

The move follows directions from a group of Ministers (GoM) which was formed to promote the growth of the textile industry.

The GoM included the Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar, the Finance Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, the Textile Minister, Mr Shankarsinh Vaghela, and the Commerce Minister, Mr Kamal Nath.

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