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NGT allows reopening of textile units in Rajasthan (India)

At least 578 textile units in Rajasthan’s Pali District that remained closed for flouting pollution norms will be re-opened soon. India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given permission for conditional reopening of these textile units. The decision was taken by the Jodhpur bench of the Tribunal. The bench allowed conditional reopening of these units after the owners gave an assurance that they would follow all the directions passed by the Tribunal. Surreptitious and illegal dyeing […]

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AR brings forth UP (India) T&C industry’s expectations from new CM

Newly appointed Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (India), Yogi Adityanath has completed one month of being in action and most of his planning is now clear. Though so far nothing major has been announced for the overall industry of the state but apparel exporters are quite hopeful with the new Government. Uttar Pradesh is yet to prepare its Textile Policy while most of the other Indian states are very aggressive on the same. There are […]

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Indian Government to revive Odisha Textile Mills

Odisha (India) Government has shown immense interest in the revival of Odisha Textile Mills (OTM). After a high-level meeting, Debi Prasad Mishra, Industries Minister of the state, said, “Decision on restarting OTM was pending in court since 2001 and the State Government is hopeful to revive it. The Odisha Government has proposed to set up an Integrated Park and Textile & Apparel industry there as well.” Also Read – Textile mills in Sachin GIDC (India) […]

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Puducherry (India) Government to revive AFT mill

The Puducherry (India) Government has decided to restore the century old Anglo French Textiles (AFT) mill and two other textile mills, named Bharathi and Swadeshi mills in the region. Closed since 2015, the mill had been facing losses, rapid decline of net worth of the company, and prevailing labour unrest because of non-payment of statutory dues to employees. The company had been facing financial crisis, short of cash even to meet its day-to-day operations. According […]

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Indian textile industry fails to attract desired investment

Apathetic behaviour in initial days and lukewarm response from investors are reportedly among major reasons which have made India miss its investment target worth Rs. 40,000 crore and creating 11 lakh jobs by 2017. According to reports, the sector has managed to receive investments of just Rs. 16,371 crore, with the potential to generate 2.50 lakh jobs by March 2017. Despite series of steps such as 2015 textile policy, which make it mandatory to have […]

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Kerala (India) to rejuvenate textile industry

The State Government of Kerala (India) has decided to take all required steps to rejuvenate the crisis ridden textile industry in the state. This was revealed by Minister for Industries A.C. Moideen during his visit to Wayanad Handloom and Powerloom Multi-purpose Industrial Cooperative Society at Thrissilery in the district. “The industry in the State was in a crisis and it cast a shadow over the lives of thousands of families depending on the sector,” Moideen […]

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How NGOs are working in Tamil Nadu…

Tamil Nadu, having a strong base of textile and garment industry, often faces criticism from international and Indian NGOs and trade unions on worker’s violation of rights. It is also a common perception that NGOs have their own interest and hidden agenda. Simultaneously, increasing compliance, factory auditing, awareness and industry’s initiatives are also improving the situation. Considering these factors, Apparel Online met three such bodies of Tamil Nadu – SAVE, TTCU and SSSSS – and […]

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Exporters supporting their workers to cope up with demonetization

As every Indian learns to live without cash, post-demonetization, the struggle is mostly for everyday utilities where the use of plastic money, as it is commonly referred to, is still alien. In this scenario, the Indian garment industry which feeds a huge worker base is coming forward in various ways to support these workers for their everyday needs. Be it cash withdrawal, currency exchange or necessary arrangement to buy grocery, Indian apparel exporters are helping […]

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Netherlands continues to aid Bangladesh in adopting water-saving technologies

According to a recent report – Bangladesh-The Netherlands: 50 Years of Water Cooperation – a number of Bangladeshi textile companies have adopted water-saving technologies to make the most precise use of water. The report was published recently by partners for Water Programme of the Netherlands in cooperation with the Bangladesh Government. It may be noted that Bangladesh is one of the highest water consuming countries as far as washing and dyeing of fabrics are concerned. […]

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Indian Government sanctions grant for Tirupur dyeing industry

The Government of India has taken cognizance of Tirupur dyeing industry, which was on the verge of closure due to severe financial crisis, by sanctioning Rs. 200 crores to the industry. Recommended by the Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Finance has sanctioned the grant to State Government of Tamil Nadu for the 18 Common Effluent plants (CETPs) as an interest-free loan to be converted into grant based on the performance of the CETPs. The move will help ailing […]

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New textile mill comes up in Afghanistan

A new textile factory has been established in northern Balkh Province of Afghanistan. The unit produces 10,000 metres cloth and 1.5 tonnes of thread per day. Around 150 persons, including 60 women have been provided with work opportunity at the factory, which has been set up with an investment of US $ 0.89 million (Afghani 60 million), with plans to also export products to various countries. Also Read – Tamil Nadu textile mills seek reduction […]

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Gas shortage cuts Bangladesh’s garment production

Gas shortage has been instrumental in cutting Bangladesh’s readymade garment (RMG) output profusely particularly in the areas around its capital city Dhaka. According to some reports, the RMG sector is producing 40 per cent lesser every day due to the shortage of Gas in the country. Bangladesh’s RMG units have already brought the matter to the notice of the country’s apex apparel body, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) that has raised the issue […]

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Textile sector still in knots over Child Labour

More than a decade after June 12 was declared ‘World Day Against Child Labour’, as many as 65 per cent children in India suffer from poor health, while 40 per cent are Child Labourers. Non-governmental organisations, including international organisations, have alleged that textile units in Tamil Nadu child workers are employed in many textile mills and that some units that employ young women do not provide adequate facilities for those who stay in hostels within […]

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Teenager found dead on textile mill campus in Tirupur district

A teenage girl was found dead on the premises of the Ganapathy Spinning Mills in Vellakoil in Tirupur district of Tamil Nadu recently. The matter came to the fore when the 17-year-old, who was the daughter of a farmhand, failed to turn up for her regular shift at work. She had reportedly been working at the mill for almost two years now. Her body was reportedly found in her room on the mill compound. While […]

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India’s Arvind Ltd. notes 4% surge in Q3 revenue

Arvind Limited, India’s leading integrated textile and branded apparel player, has reported surge in the consolidate revenue by 4 per cent at Rs. 2,157 crore for the quarter ended 31st December, 2015 compared with Rs. 2,074 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Also Read – Arvind Limited honoured by Indian Government for exemplary energy conservation As per the press release from the company, consolidated EBIDTA was marginally lower at Rs. 281 crore […]

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