The silicon valley of India, Bengaluru, will soon get a garment university. Union Minister for Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar announced the decision on Mar. 11, 2018.

Credit: New Indian Express | Union Minister for Textiles Smiriti Irani approves the proposal of a garment university in Bengaluru

According to The New Indian Express addressing a rally in Bommanahalli, Ananth Kumar said “there are many garment factories in Bommanahalli which have provided employment to a huge number of women. A garment university will be established in Bommanahalli soon. Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani has already approved the proposal.”

Union Minister for Textiles, Smriti Irani, who inaugurated the rally said, “The BJP government at the Centre has allocated `6,000 crore rupees for the welfare of garment workers. At the same time, the government has made it mandatory for all garment factory owners to set up an internal complaints committee to look into instances of harassment of women employees.”