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Day after cabinet reshuffle, Smriti Irani vows to strengthen textile and apparel sector

Smriti Irani congratulated Santosh Gangwar on the initiatives taken by the Textile Ministry

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 6, 2016 6:25:47 pm
smriti irani, smriti irani news, smriti irani twitter, textile minister, HRD minister prakash javadekar, india news, cabinet reshuffle, cabinet expansion Smriti Irani was moved to the textile ministry after a reshuffle in the union cabinet (PTI photo)

A day after she was shifted from the key HRD Ministry to Textiles, Smriti Irani on Wednesday said her efforts in the last two years had been to improve quality of education and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving her the opportunity to serve the country.

She vowed to strengthen textile and apparel sector as part of her new assignment.

“In last 2 years, all initiatives of @HRDMinistry have been towards increasing learning outcomes for students and improving quality of education,” she said in a tweet.

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In yesterday’s Union Cabinet expansion, Irani lost her Human Resources Development Ministry to Prakash Javadekar and was moved to the Textiles Ministry. Santosh Gangwar, Minister of State for Textiles, has been made MoS (Finance).

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“I thank officials from @HRDMinistry for the consistent support in realising PM @narendramodi’s vision of ensuring quality education for all,” she said in another tweet.

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“I thank PM @narendramodi ji for giving me the opportunity to serve the country earlier in the @HRDMinistry & now in the @TexMinIndia.”

Further, she congratulated Gangwar on the initiatives taken by the Textile Ministry. Last month, the government had approved a Rs 6,000-crore package for the textile and apparel sector.

“Congratulated @santoshgangwar ji for his contribution to @TexMinIndia & thanked him for assuring his support as I begin my new assignment,” she said. “Look forward to working with officials at @TexMinIndia for strengthening the very important Textile & Apparel Sector of our country.”

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