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Indian textile industry gears up for Textiles India ’17

As India’s biggest textile event – Textiles India 2017 is less than a week away, preparations for the show are on in full swing at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar (Gujarat). Various teams under Ministry of Textiles (MoT) are working there. Moreover, exhibitors (textile and apparel manufacturers) are also geared up and have high hopes from the show. As MoT is quite aggressive in making the show a successful affair, industry is expecting that buyers’ visitation […]


Technical textiles have great scope in Goa: Indian Textiles Minister

Indian Ministry of Textiles (MoT) has initiated exploring the possibility of attracting investments in Goa to set up technical textile production. To discuss all the possibilities, the Chief Minister of the state, Manohar Parrikar and his cabinet have been invited by the MoT to the international conference and exhibition ‘Textiles India’ from June 30 to July 2 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Union Textile Minister, Smriti Irani, commented, “Under the Textiles Ministry, I have been engaging with the […]


Indian Textiles Ministry organizes roadshow for Textiles India ’17

Textiles Ministry of India organized a roadshow for ‘Textiles India 2017’ on June 12 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, to promote the international trade show, slated to be held from June 30 to July 2 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. “Textiles India 2017 is a landmark global trade event for the Indian textile and handicraft industry that will showcase the entire range of textile products from ‘Fibre to Fashion’,” said Textile Secretary Anant Kumar Singh during the roadshow in […]


Indian Textiles Ministry holds roadshow for Textiles India ’17 in Lucknow

Textiles Ministry of India organized a roadshow on “Textiles India 2017” on June 1 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, to promote the international trade show. Anant Kumar Singh, Secretary Textiles was the Chief Guest at the event. Sagar Mehta, Vice Chairman, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) and Rajesh Kumar Sahu, Additional Development Commissioner (Handloom), R. Anand, Executive Director – Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC) were also present on the occasion. The queries of the participants […]


ROSL Scheme to boost made-ups exports; generate employment

The Rebate of State Levies (ROSL) Scheme, which was announced in the month of December, 2016, came into effect from March this year for the made-ups sector. It is expected that the scheme will create additional employment opportunities in the entire value chain such as spinning and weaving with the extended support of Textiles Ministry, especially in the rural areas for women. The ROSL Scheme was released for a predefined period of three years, with […]

May 31, 2017


India creates 7,50,000 jobs in textile & garment industry

Unveiling an estimate, Ministry of Textiles (MoT), India has said that the country created over 7,50,000 jobs in textile and garment industry last fiscal ended in March 2017. This massive boost in the jobs was recorded as the Government announced a whopping Rs. 6,000 crore package in June 2016 with some comprehensive changes related to labour laws. The MoT reported that 3,26,471 direct and 4,24,412 indirect jobs were created in the sector powered by the […]


Indian Textiles Ministry claims Rs. 3,000 crore investment in garment industry

On the occasion of completing three years of Modi Government, Smriti Irani, Union Minister of Textiles held first ever official meet of the Ministry and media in New Delhi. In an hour-long briefing, the Minister touched each and every aspect of the Indian textile industry and highlighted Government’s achievements. She highlighted that Special Package of Rs. 6,000 crore which was announced last year has so far attracted investment worth Rs. 3,000 crore for the apparel industry. […]


NITRA launches book on Solar Energy to help India apparel exporters

Use of solar energy is increasing day-by-day in Indian textile and garment industry. Not only the Southern part of the country, which always stays ahead in taking such initiatives, apparel factories in Northern India are also installing solar plants now on large scale. To spread more awareness about the solar energy and its advantages, NITRA (Northern India Textile Research Association), Ghaziabad has recently launched a book – “Solar Energy – Fundamentals, Economic and Energy Analysis”. […]


India expects robust growth in textile & apparel export to Japan

Indian Ministry of Textiles (MoT) is expecting robust growth in textile and apparel export to Japan in next few years. A senior Minister of the Ministry said the efforts that both the countries are making, shall reap positive results for Indian exports to Japan. Out of India’s total textile and apparel export of nearly US $ 40 billion, only US $ 0.5 billion (or less) goes to Japan, which imports nearly US $ 35 billion […]


Anant Kumar Singh – new Textile Secretary of India

Anant Kumar Singh, who is currently working as a Petroleum and Natural Gas Additional Secretary, will be the new Textile Secretary, Ministry of Textiles (MoT), Government of India. He will replace Rashmi Verma, who has now been appointed as Tourism Secretary. She spent almost 17 months in MoT. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) announced top-level bureaucratic reshuffle in which many changes across the ministries have taken place. Also Read – Rashmi Verma new Textiles […]


5 strong opinions of Indian apparel exporters on Textiles India 2017

Ministry of Textiles (MoT), Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and other Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) of the textile industry of India are doing their best to make the upcoming mega textile event ‘Textiles India 2017’ along with Textile India Conclave in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from June 30 to July 2, 2017, a successful affair. Even Pushpa Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary, MoT along with three other senior officials of the textile industry went to China for a roadshow […]


59th IIGF shifts base; to be held as part of Textiles India ’17 in Gujarat

Apparel Resources had put it first on March 2 that ‘Tussle over 59th IIGF’s venue continues; things will be clearer in 7 days’. And now a confirmed input has arrived according to which – the 59th edition of IIGF has been shifted to Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Ashok Rajani, Chairman, AEPC confirmed the new venue for the 59th India International Garment Fair (IIGF) and assured maximum possible subsidy to the exhibitors. The fair will be held concurrently […]

March 18, 2017


Tussle over 59th IIGF’s venue continues; things will be clearer in 7 days

Indian International Garment Fair (IIGF), biggest sourcing event for Indian apparel exporters, which has been taking place in New Delhi from last three decades may now shift its upcoming July edition to Gandhinagar (Gujarat). The 59th edition is scheduled to take place from 17-19 July. Ministry of Textiles (MoT), Government of India is organizing a mega event – Textile India Conclave and Exhibition in Gandhinagar from June 30 to July 2, and wishes that IIGF […]

March 2, 2017


AEPC Export Awards recognizes excellence across various turnover groups

Even though Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) Awards for excellence in export performance in apparel sector took place after a gap of two years, the industry was highly appreciative of the new format which allowed many smaller exporters to be recognized for their hard work. The event saw established stalwarts share the platform with many lesser known or emerging companies. 21 apparel exporters from across the nation were awarded for their performance during the FY […]

January 31, 2017


India’s Textiles, Environment Ministries to discuss issues in handicraft sector

India’s Textiles Ministry and Ministry of Environment are soon expected to host a meeting in order to find short- and long-term solutions for the challenges being faced by domestic handicrafts exporters. In her address at an export award function, while pointing out the wood industry and the woodcrafts sector need the support of Environment Ministry, Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Irani said that her colleague in the Environment Ministry Anil Madhav Dave was extremely cognizant […]

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