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Indian Ministers discuss measures to boost jute production

Two Indian ministers have discussed measures to boost jute production in the country… Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and her counterpart in the Agriculture Ministry, Radha Mohan Singh have decided to sensitise jute farmers about certified seeds for cultivation. The ministers have also discussed ways to scale up implementation of ‘Jute i-Care’, a programme aimed at handholding the farmers to increase the supply of raw jute. The project is being implemented by NJB in association […]


Amazon India Fashion Week: Jharkhand hosts seminar

Jharkhand Silk Textile and Handicraft Development Corporation Ltd. (Jharcraft) along with the Government of India held a seminar during the Amazon India Fashion Week 2017 recently in New Delhi. The seminar brought together various stakeholders and reputed dignitaries in the fashion, textiles, footwear and apparel sector to discuss insightful propositions on finding newer markets for products handcrafted by the state’s ‘tribals’. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani also attended the show and discussed the initiatives being […]


Only 10% of Indian textile items belong to technical textiles: Textile Commissioner

Only 10 per cent of Indian textile products belong to technical textiles compared to developed nations such as Germany where 50 per cent of textile products belong to technical textile category, informed Dr. Kavita Gupta, Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles at the recently concluded 57th Joint Technological Conference. Organized by Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA), the annual conference was attended by Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association (ATIRA), South India Textile Research Association (SITRA) and Northern […]


Maharashtra (India) to get a new textile park

Maharashtra (India) Government has reserved 93 hectares of land in Lohara MIDC of the Yavatmal district for setting up a Textile Park. The work on the park is expected to start soon. “The setting up of a Textile Park in Yavatmal MIDC area was pending for a long time due to availability of adequate land. The proposal was initiated by the then Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan himself,” said Madan Yerawar, Minister, Energy and Guardian Ministry. Also Read – […]


KSIC to get second silk weaving factory

Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation (KSIC) is all set to get second composite silk weaving factory in its premises in Mysuru. The factory to be set up at cost of Rs. 24 crore will house common facilities for silk-twisting, fabric dyeing, and common effluent plant for the benefit of weavers. The factory is expected to come up on 10 acres of land at Belavadi on the outskirts of Mysuru. A fund of Rs. 5 crore has […]


NEXIA taps Orange O Tec as its Indian marketing partner

Italian manufacturer of machines for industrial laundry, dyeing and treating clothing, NEXIA srl DeFranceschi has named Surat-based Orange O Tec as its marketing partner for India. NEXIA technologies on offer include washing machines, stone washing machines, stone-less system for washing machines, ozone production system, hydro extractors, dryers, laser marking system, static oven, laundry centrifugal washing machine double face type and laundry centrifugal washing machine frontal type. Its flagship technology is the NEXIA Ozone Production System. […]


A.T.E. to market ‘Jingmei’ machines in India, Bangladesh

A.T.E. has teamed up with Quanzhou Jingmei Machine Co. Ltd. to sell ‘Jingmei’ brand circular knitting machines in India (excluding Ludhiana) and Bangladesh. It will also provide service support to Jingmei customers across India and Bangladesh and maintain certain essential spares for immediate distribution. Wholly-owned by the Santoni Group, the company has sold hundreds of circular knitting machines in India, Bangladesh, and other parts of the world which include China, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey, Pakistan, […]


Indian Textiles Minister launches ‘Mudra’ portal for weavers

Indian Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has launched “Handloom Weaver MUDRA Portal” in association with Punjab National Bank to expedite disbursal of Mudra Loans to weavers. The portal set to become operational from April 1 will allow weavers and officials to do real-time tracking of the loan application status. Further, through the portal, regional offices of banks will be able to submit claims and transfer funds electronically directly to the weaver’s loan account. The new system […]


Int’l Women’s Day: Indian Textiles Ministry honours women weavers, artisans

“It is time our women, who constitute a major workforce in the textiles industry, are given due recognition for their hard work and dedication. On this International Women’s Day, I announce, a new category of awards, ‘Kamala devi Chattopadhyay National Awards’ to honour women weavers and artisans,” echoed SmritiIrani, Union Textiles Minister of India. The Textiles Ministry celebrated the International Women’s Day by taking slew of measures for uplifting and improving the conditions of women artisans […]


Odisha (India) textile mills ‘idle’ from 5 years!?

Known for Sambalpuri, Bomkei and Berhampuri designs and for its Ikat type of weaving, the Indian state of Odisha has reportedly not produced any textile products in last five years. Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Minister Snehangini Chhuria said that Government has no knowledge if any units run by the Central Government and private owners have produced textile products during the said period. However, Government of Odisha has announced that steps are being taken to make […]


SIMA urges TN State Govt. to withdraw VAT increase on fuel

India’s Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) has urged the state Government of Tamil Nadu to roll back the increase of VAT on petrol and diesel in favour of textile value chain. The textile industry is already paying 5 per cent VAT on cotton and cone yarn, as against 2 per cent CST and zero per cent tax in other states, the trade body mentioned. Petrol and diesel prices went up in the state after Tamil […]

March 7, 2017


Indian textile industry demands relaxation in social security schemes

At least 18 Indian textile associations, in a memorandum submitted to Labour & Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, have reportedly asked for relaxation in some of the social security schemes such as Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees State Insurance Scheme (ESIC). The trade bodied submitted the memorandum to Minister during his visit to Tamil Nadu recently. The associations have also sought flexible working hours for women which forms majority of the workforce in the textile […]


Sachin GIDC (India) yet to get a ‘proper’ hospital

Sachin GIDC, home to more than 2,250 units including weaving, textile ancillaries and textile dyeing and printing mills, in Surat (Gujarat), India is yet to get a ‘proper’ hospital to take care of the workers’ health. People working in Sachin GIDC are dependent on an ill-equipped dispensary in the area. In case of emergency situation, unit owners have to rush their workers, injured or severely ill, to the Government or private hospitals located some 11 […]


Trident Group installs five Monforts machines for its bed linen unit

Trident Group, one of the India’s leading manufacturers and exporters of terry towel, home textiles, yarn, and paper in India, has recently ventured into producing bed linen which has been commissioned in Madhya Pradesh, India. The Group has installed five new Monforts machines for the same, which are two Montex 6500 stenters, two Monfortex 8000 Sanforisers, and a Thermex with CDR E-control technology. Each of the machines has been installed to handle an extra-wide width of […]


Proposed textile park in Tiruchi, India awaits execution

A textile park proposed to come up at Tiruchi, a south Indian city of Tamil Nadu, is getting delayed due to low interest of the administration.  As per a leading Indian daily, a meeting of experienced entrepreneurs in RMG sector was convened about six months ago and their views on infrastructure were sought. The proposal had some serious bottlenecks on site identification till it was finalized at the junction of Padalur and Irur panchayats on […]

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