The Indian External Affairs Ministry has intensified efforts to help the domestic industry facing trade-related challenges, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani recently said. She has intimated the Ministry about certain issues related to challenges and non-compliance of treaties by some nations that the industry has raised, she said at a conference in New Delhi.

The government recognises the need to have a World Trade Organisation-compliant structure; a report quoted the Minister as saying. The textiles industry has been focusing on exports for too long and the huge potential of the domestic market remains to be exploited, she added.