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Arunachal moves Centre to set up textiles industry

By The Assam Tribune

ITANAGAR, April 27 - Arunachal Pradesh Textiles Minister Tamiyo Taga has urged the Centre to encourage the textiles industry in the State, official sources said today.

Taga requested Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani during a textiles ministers� meeting in New Delhi yesterday to set up hosiery and apparel manufacturing units in every district of Arunachal Pradesh.

He also sought establishment of power looms, yarn dyeing processing units, raw material banks, silk spinning mills and crafts villages with modern wayside amenities in each district, besides a one-time grant of infrastructure development fund and a one-time fund for installment of improved technology inputs, an official release said here today.

Taga apprised Irani of the pending schemes in the Textile Ministry which are assured but not yet approved.

The Union minister said that some schemes are drafted slowly due to new guidelines and rules but assured that all the schemes would be sanctioned soon, the release added. � PTI

Trial run of aircraft under UDAN

Shillong, April 27 - An Air Deccan aircraft landed at the airport here on a trial run from Agartala under the Centre�s UDAN scheme, officials said.

Air Deccan�s 18-seater B190 aircraft landed at the Shillong airport at Umroi, 25 km from here, yesterday.

�The test flight went well and we are satisfied with the facilities at the airport,� an Air Deccan official said.

The official said that the test flight report would be submitted to the head office which would decide on the commencement date of regular flights in the sector.

Under the �Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik� (UDAN) scheme, the Shillong airport will be connected with Agartala, Aizawl, Dimapur, Imphal and Silchar.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has congratulated Air Deccan on successfully introducing flights to and from Shillong. � PTI

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