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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 […]


Indian Textiles Ministry questions appointment of AEPC SG

Appointment of Ram Singh as Secretary General (SG) of Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) – the official body of apparel exporters in India that has more than 8,000 apparel exporters as its members – is under cloud of suspicion as questions in this regard have been raised by the Ministry of Textiles (MoT). Ram Singh, IPS Officer of Punjab Cadre (1994 Batch), who is currently the Director at Ministry of Textiles on deputation basis, was […]


Haryana (India) to get its first NIFT

Indian Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and Manohar Lal Khattar, CM, Haryana, India will lay the foundation stone of Haryana’s first National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) on 29th December in Panchkula, India. Spread over 10.45 acres, the Indian Government is committed to provide funds amounting to Rs. 99.71 crore for the creation of state-of-the-art infrastructure at the institute, to be developed in collaboration with the Union Ministry of Textiles (MoT) and NIFT, New Delhi. The […]

December 28, 2016


TN (India) spinning industry moving towards ‘substantially’ cashless economy

Having solidarity with the demonetization decision of Government of India, spinning industry of Tamil Nadu is working actively to become ‘cashless’. Many of the spinning mills, especially members of Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF) have opened bank accounts of their workers, and are carrying out awareness programmes to enlighten the workers about cashless operations, like Unified Payment Interface (UPI). In Tamil Nadu’s spinning industry, almost 60 per cent of workers already have their bank accounts and […]


Indian Textiles Minister distributes ‘Pahchan’ identity cards to artisans

Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Textiles Minister of India distributed ‘Pahchan’ identity cards to artisans of five clusters of Gujarat, namely Jamnagar, Naroda, Surendranagar, Amreli and Kalol, at the inaugural ceremony of the Thematic Exhibition on Handicrafts at Ahmedabad, India. It may be mentioned that the camp for “PAHCHAN” was launched on 7th October, 2016 nationwide, to ensure a unique identity to the handicraft artisans of the nation. Benefits like easy loan, insurance, credit guarantee, and life insurance and Rs. […]


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

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