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326. 

Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Irani launched a scheme for Development of Knitting and Knitwear Sector under PowerTex India in __________.

[A]. Patna
[B]. Surat
[C]. Ahmedabad
[D]. New Delhi

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Irani, launched a comprehensive scheme for Development of Knitting and Knitwear Sector under PowerTex India in New Delhi where she also interacted with industry associations related to knit wear sector in three clusters of Kolkata, Tirupur and Ludhiana through video link. The sector is predominantly Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) in size and mainly located in decentralized sector which is one of the major employment generator sectors. The main components of the scheme are Creation of new service centers on Public Private Partnership (PPP) model by industry and association in the knitting and knitwear clusters. Modernization and upgradation of existing Powerloom Service Centers (PSCs) and institution run by Textile Research Associations (TRAs) and Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) Association in knitting and knitwear clusters. Some of the major clusters in the knitted garment sector are Tirupur in Tamil Nadu, Ludhiana in Punjab, Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh and Kolkata in West Bengal.

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