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India’s Union Minister of Heavy Industries lays foundation stone for CEFC in South Gujarat

India’s Union Minister of Heavy Industries Anant Geete has laid the foundation stone for Common Engineering Facility Centre (CEFC) for textile machinery and allied engineering industry at Bardoli, Gujarat. This will be south Gujarat’s first CEFC. The CEFC will be constructed at cost of Rs. 50 crore by Science Engineering and Technological Upliftment (SETU) foundation with the support of local industry associations like Surat Engineering Vikas Association (SEVA), Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association of India (TMMAI) […]

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Quality gains prominence as GeoChem goes for Consumer Product Services

Various initiatives in the garment and textile sector are aimed to facilitate the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ vision, so as to promote the industry as a global standard manufacturing destination, enable investment and build ‘a best in class’ infrastructure. Supporting these initiatives, GeoChem a truly Indian quality expert, with decades of expertise in various industries has aligned its vision to the Make in India dream by becoming the first Indian company that will […]

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Indian textile industry to generate 50 million jobs by 2025: Report

Textile industry in India, one of the oldest industries in Indian economy, is expected to generate 50 million jobs, majority of them for women by 2025, if the industry achieves breakout growth as per its potential. This has been stated in a report – ‘Weaving the Way: Breakout Growth Agenda for the Indian Apparel, Made-ups and Textile Industry’ by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The potential economic benefits have […]

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New Minister Old Agenda for India?

On the evening of 6th July 2016 the social and mainstream media was abuzz with the news and comments on the so-called ‘demotion’ of Smriti Irani from the powerful HRD Ministry to MoT. At the same time the entire Indian textile industry was rejoicing on getting a young, smart, effective and aggressive minister, after many years. Apparel Online too carried a strong editorial in acknowledgment of what her appointment could mean for the industry. Contrary […]

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Indian Government pushes for ‘ease of doing business’

The Modi Government has been very upfront in bringing in needed thrust to aid growth of the country in all directions… Interestingly, concepts like ‘Skill India’, ‘Clean India’ and ‘Make in India’ have been coined and appreciated on the global platform. However, there was criticism on slow movement in ushering in economic reforms post-2014, but year 2016 proved to be a game-changer, as the Government took two bold steps in a serious attempt to curb […]

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Technotex 2017 to focus on technology adaptation and upgradation

Technotex 2017, the sixth International Exhibition and Conference on Technical Textiles, will take place in April 2017 at Mumbai, India. Organized by Ministry of Textiles and FICCI, the conference will focus on technology adaptation and upgradation, and also Joint Venture partnerships, project collaborations, transfer of technology, investments and R&D. Themed ‘Advantage India: Emerging Global manufacturing hub for Technical Textiles’, the main objective of the three-day conference is to make India a manufacturing hub of technical […]

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TAI hosts ‘Make in India – Global Vision of Indian Textile Industry’ conference

The Textile Association India (TAI), Mumbai recently organized an International Conference on “Make in India – Global Vision of Indian Textile Industry”, which was attended by 350 participants from Indian textile industry and abroad. The conference had four sessions with themes revolving round innovation, new trends in textile supply chain and industry’s perception of the “Make in India” campaign. As TAI’s Mumbai unit has set a precedent of felicitating the textile professionals for their outstanding […]

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This is how Indian apparel exporter Narinder Chugh and his company growing

Almost one and a half years back, Narinder Chugh was not much aware about the garmenting business…, but now his company – Million Exporter, Ludhiana has been recognized by Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) with the prestigious award – Highest Global Exports By New Entrepreneur. Earlier engaged in running the family business of tyre trading in Ludhiana, Narinder had interest in fashion, and one and a half years back he took Rama Krishna Knitters on […]

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Textile industry passing through uncertainty…

In an industry where most entrepreneurs are too busy managing their own businesses, to find time and share their experiences, and take a proactive role in suggesting changes, Sanjay K Jain, MD, TT Ltd., has stood out as a thought leader. An MBA from the prestigious IIM, Ahmedabad, Sanjay is one of the few industry bosses to willingly pen down his views on industry issues both at the macro and micro level. In the last […]

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ITME India 2016 to promote local manufacturing

ITME India, the focal event for textile and textile engineering industry in India, held every four years, will have 1,050 exhibitors representing 38 countries, at its 6-day event from 3rd to 8th December 2016 in Mumbai, India. The event will include 24 product launches from leading industry specialist companies. In addition to being the largest exhibition for textile machinery and technology in India, ITME India has Gujarat and Karnataka – two key states in India […]

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Indian textile machinery industry to hit Rs. 35,000 crore-mark in 5 years

On the backdrop of serious Government initiatives and economic incentives for the manufacturing sector, the value of domestic textile machinery industry is expected to rise more than 50 per cent in the next five years. India International Textile Machinery Exhibitions Society Chairman, Sanjiv Lathia reportedly said, “With the Government’s initiatives like ‘Make in India’ and incentives for manufacturing sector, we expect the size of India’s textile machinery industry to touch Rs. 32,000-35,000 crore in the next […]

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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 […]

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Krishna Lamicoat taking steps to make cutting rooms sustainable and cost-effective

Though most of the companies represent international brands, one company that stands out as a true representative of the ‘Make in India’ movement is Krishna Lamicoat. The company is known for its specialty papers and films for use in cutting room. It has built a new range of underlay and perforated paper, which not only increases the speed of cutting operations but also saves the cost on paper. Taking the sustainability route, the company has […]

October 16, 2016

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India International Silk Fair likely to generate US $ 50 million

The 5th edition of India International Silk Fair, organised by Indian Silk Export Promotion Council to be held from October 15-17, at New Delhi is expected to witness participation of around 100 buyers from various countries, and will also have around 120 exhibitors of silk and silk blended products, that are manufactured in various parts of India and exported all over the world showcasing their products. As per reports the event is also likely to […]

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TAI Mumbai to hold International Textile Conference on Make in India

The Mumbai unit of Textile Association India (TAI), is going to organize an International Textile Conference on “Make in India – Global Vision of Indian Textile Industry” on 1-2 December 2016 at Mumbai, India. The conference will focus on how the ‘Make in India’ mission will help the Indian textile industry and how the global brands/retailers are looking at Indian textile industry. It will cover the measures to overcome challenges faced by cotton & man-made […]

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