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India’s Gunina Solutions to create entrepreneurs for apparel and textile industry

Gunina Solutions (GS), a skill development firm dedicated to apparel and textile industry, has planned to create 100 entrepreneurs for the industry in FY 2017-18 through its training wing ‘GS Skilling Accelerator’ which works in collaboration with Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS). A scheme by Ministry of Textiles (MoT), India, ISDS has led to an upsurge in social entrepreneurship among various stakeholders including, Mobilization Agencies, Training Agencies, Assessment and Certification Agencies as well as Placement […]


A glimpse of what states requested and got from MoT

One of the most important events for the entire Indian textile industry – the annual conference of State Textiles’ Ministers – was recently held in New Delhi, wherein the entire Government machinery related to the Ministry, like Central and States’ Ministers, and senior officers discussed their agendas and put forward their states’ demands and issues. Unlike last year the media was not allowed to attend the event, yet Apparel Online was successful in collecting information […]


Indian Textiles Ministry celebrates ‘Good Governance Day’; launches new initiatives

On the occasion of Good Governance Day 2016, Indian Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani launched three new initiatives – JUTE-SMART, an online portal to facilitate purchase of Jute bags from the Jute Industry by the State Procurement Agencies; Dashboard for Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) hosted on the NIC Cloud with access to public; and Bunkar Mitra – a Helpline for handholding of Handloom weavers. Also Read – Ministry of Textiles organizes national workshop on ISDS JUTE-SMART, a Smart […]


President of India visits ATDC, Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh)

On a “Mission to Movement” tour, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee along with Madhya Pradesh Governor Om Prakash Kohli, visited Chhindwara centre of Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC) this week to get the first-hand demonstration of different workstations including cutting machines, the computerized sewing machines and the pattern making room. The President also interacted with the Sewing Machine Operator course students under ISDS, MoT and B. Vocational course candidates at the Integrated Campus. He appreciated […]

December 17, 2016


Indian Textiles Ministry’s top officials visit ATDC

Top officials of Indian Textiles Ministry, including Puneet Aggarwal, IAS, Joint Secretary and Keshav Kumar, Director, Ministry of Textiles, GoI, recently visited India’s largest vocational training provider for the apparel sector – Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC), Okhla to review the progress of Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) implementation undertaken by the Centre. Dr. Darlie Koshy, DG & CEO, ATDC said, “The visit of top officials is indeed a welcome step as we get to discuss […]

December 14, 2016


FDI inflow in Indian T&C sector up 16%

Make in India ‘Textile & Apparel Sector’ – Achievement Report of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and Ministry of Textiles (MoT), Government of India by KMPG states that FDI equity inflow in the Indian textile and apparel sector surged 16 per cent in FY 2015-16 over FY 2013-14. Major investments (by foreign collaborators and Indian companies) in the sector during April 2014 to March 2016 are also mentioned in the report which include […]


Indian Textiles Ministry stresses on ‘strong monitoring mechanism’ for ISDS

Strong monitoring mechanism for Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) seems to be on top priority for Ministry of Textiles (MoT), Government of India. Physical verification module with a feature to upload videos of visits in stipulated time can be a good tool for it. ISDS is one of the most appreciated schemes to train the workforce for Indian textile industry. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani recently had a meeting in New Delhi (India) with senior […]

November 18, 2016


Indian Ministry of Textiles presents ‘Year-End Review 2015’

The Indian Ministry of Textiles has come out with a ‘Year-End Review 2015’, highlighting the initiatives that the Government of India has undertaken, for the betterment of Indian textile industry. Under the leadership of Minister of State for Textiles (I/C), Santosh Kumar Gangwar, the Ministry initiated several measures for the promotion of Indian textile sector in general and in assisting the youth, women and disadvantaged segments of the society in particular. Also Read – Textiles […]