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Indian Textiles Ministry brings out 2 new schemes for powerloom sector

Indian Ministry of Textiles has proposed two new schemes – New Powerloom Credit Yojana and Solar Energy Scheme – to the Government of India, which are currently being examined by the Government and have been introduced to help powerlooms to operate at their optimal capacities and avoid stoppages. Powerlooms in certain states like Gujarat and Maharashtra are operating at sub-optimal capacities. Factors such as reduction in the purchase of fabrics and increased input costs have […]


Address issues plaguing knitwear exports sector: TEA to MoT

Even while thanking Textiles Secretary (India) Rashmi Verma for the Ministry’s complete support for the growth of the textile industry and exports, and introducing several schemes to help the industry do better, the Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) urged her to look into the issues plaguing the knitwear garment export sector in Tirupur, which happens to be one of the country’s largest exporter of readymade garments. Through a press release issued by the TEA, the Association’s […]


NERTPS to promote textile industry in NE India

With aim to promoting textile exports in northeast India, besides generating employment in the region and restricting migration of local workers to other states, the Union Textile Ministry has promulgated the North-East Region Textile Promotion Scheme (NERTPS). Apart from this, this scheme will also help in developing and modernising the industry by means of region-specific flexibility in the scheme’s application, as well as availability of adequate funds for the purpose. “Under the NERTPS, the textile […]


Ludhiana industrialists irate over corruption in textile dept

In protest against the corrupt practices that are reportedly rampant at the regional office of textile commissioner in Amritsar, industrialists in Ludhiana gheraoed some of the visiting textile ministry officials, who were in the city to clear the air on the recent changes in the ministry’s subsidy scheme, and expressed their dissent. The industrialists were also irked by the officials’ failure to take any action against this malpractice and slammed the ministry for the inordinate […]


Textile ministry to seek Cabinet nod on new policy

The Textile Ministry will soon seek the Cabinet’s approval for the new textile policy, under which 35 million jobs will be created in the industry, informed Union Minister Santosh Gangwar. Also Read – Rashmi Verma new Textiles Secretary The Ministry is expected to approach the Ministry within the next fortnight. He further said that the new policy envisions increasing textile exports to US$ 300 billion by 2024-25, which will create 35 million jobs. “We will […]

January 13, 2016


‘Commission’ or ‘Promotion’, Exporters paying more for IIGF!

The International Garment Fair Association (IGFA, a society of 13 members who are also the top officials of the AEPC) which bi-annually organises IIGF, an international garment fair in association with CMAI, GEA, AEMA and AHEA, has become a bone of contention between Puneet Kumar, the Secretary General (SG) of Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and its Executive Committee (EC). There have been several exchanges of letters between the SG to the Ministry of Textiles […]


Textiles Ministry Pushing for Bangladesh Govt.’s Raw Jute Export Ban Removal

As a part of three-pronged strategy framed by the Government following a meeting chaired by Minister of State Textiles (Independent Charge) Santosh Kumar Gangwar on stabilizing the raw jute market, Textiles Ministry of India has requested the Commerce Department and External Affairs Ministry to take up the matter of raw jute export ban removal with Government of Bangladesh after noticing a surge of around 30 per cent in raw jute prices. The Textiles Ministry has […]


Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers – A ‘farce’ from industry perspective; most of the states ignoring apparel & textile industry

Textiles Ministers from 9 states and concerned senior officers from 16 other states were present at the Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers, recently organized in Delhi by MoT to assess the existing position and formulate strategy for exploiting the potential of the textiles sector. Sounds impressive… but the subject that was completely missing in the discussions was the focus on apparel, textile manufacturing and export. Even states, known as hubs for apparel/textile and having […]


Working of Indian handloom industry inspires Zambian delegation

Zambian delegation that recently visited India, to conduct a study for the EU project in order to boost the African cotton sector, shared that their visit was insightful and helped them gain policy insights pertaining to successful building of Handloom clusters. Also Read – Zambia launches cotton ginnery; more steps will be taken for textile industry’s revival The tour, which was primarily focussed on the study of development and management of handloom clusters in India […]


New law to streamline Bangladeshi RMG industry

In a move to streamline the Bangladeshi readymade garment (RMG) sector, the Textile Industries Establishment Act 2015 will make the Directorate of Textiles the supreme authority to control all major activities. The new law, which will be effective from the beginning of next year will vest major responsibilities including registration, permission for import, utilization declaration, and even import of capital machinery in the hands of the Directorate of Textiles and ease out the problems of […]


Will India be able to produce, use more of polyester!

In Zara stores, 70 per cent of the products are synthetic-based. Be it Indian apparel export or domestic market or global apparel business, use of polyester is increasing but not up to the scale or level of opportunities available. Countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Korea and even Taiwan are far ahead of India in producing polyester while Vietnam is exporting synthetic-based apparels much more than India. Though the solution for this situation is yet not clearly […]


Central Government of India appeals fast-track approvals for textile parks

The Centre Government of India has urged the State Governments to fast-track approvals of textile parks’ establishment in their respective states, which are projected to create around 4.5 lakh jobs with an investment of Rs. 30,000 crore. Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Textiles said, “I would like to point out that there are difficulties in getting environmental clearances in several states. I would urge the State Governments to show […]


Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers held in New Delhi

The Government of India yesterday organized the Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers 2015, in New Delhi. The purpose of the conference was to assess the existing position and formulate strategy for exploiting the potential of the textile sector. The Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers was chaired by Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Textiles (I/C). Ministers in charge of textiles matters of 9 states, namely Bismita Gogoi (Assam), Chander Prakash (J&K), H. […]


Textile industry invites investment in man-made fiber units

The Indian Government has high hopes from the country’s man-made fiber-based textile industry, expecting it to grow from a current worth of US $ 110 billion to US $ 400 billion in the next few years. In order to achieve this ambitious target, the textile industry is inviting more investment in the sector which will also help in implementing the ‘Make in India’ initiative for textile sector as India is currently importing man-made fiber-based fabrics […]


Angolan Textile Industry to create more jobs

Recently, the Minister of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security announced that the textile factories based in the provinces of Benguela, Cuanza Norte and Luanda are expected to create more than 3,500 jobs after the completion of their work. These factories apart from providing employment would strengthen the capacities of vocational training centres boosted by a pilot programme for training professionals, which is soon to be launched by the Ministry of Industry. “Our task is […]

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