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In Value-Added Garment Exports India Can Beat China

India can beat China and Bangladesh in value-added garment exports, according to a top official of Li & Fung, which designs customised supply chain solutions for the world's most successful retailers and brands. "In the current situation, there is a possibility of lot of business in value-added garment segment moving from China to India. It is because India has everything—be it raw materials base both for natural as well as…
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Additional Allocation Of Funds Under TUFS Sought By CITI

The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) has sought additional allocation of around , 000 crore under the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) stating 'unhealthy' conditions faced by spinning sector. The additional allocation will help clear the subsidy amount pending for earlier commitments from December 2014 to March 2015 under the TUFS scheme and also for new investments this year. Prem Malik, Chairman of CITI, said that the government should…
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Initiative To Revive Varanasi Handloom

Reputed designers of the country will converge in Varanasi in a bid to revive core Banarasi handloom products, including the fabled saris. The textile ministry and Banarasi Vastra Udyog Association (BVUA), will interact with stakeholders of Banarasi handloom industry to chart a common course of action for the industry. "Creating design sensibility among local manufacturers is the basic objective behind this endeavour. They will display their designs woven by Banarasi…
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Scrapping Of Excise Duty Demanded

The synthetic textiles industry has appealed to the textiles ministry for a complete recast of excise and customs regime to be able to compete with Bangladesh, China and Vietnam and not lose out on the "Make in India" campaign. "A poor man wearing synthetic shirt of Rs 200 bears highest excise and tax burden, whereas a rich man wearing cotton shirt of Rs 1,000 has no excise or taxes," Anil…
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Seminar On Green Environment For Textile Processing

A seminar on "Challenges and Opportunities in Textile Processing – A Way Forward" was organised at Thane in Mumbai on May 21 for the benefit of textile processing clusters around the city of Mumbai. The focus was mainly on Green Environment and Green Technology. The seminar was attended by over 150 participants. R R Gorakhia, director, Textile Commitee in his inaugural address emphasised on "zero effect & zero defect" concept…
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Top Indian Fashion Designers To Fructify Banaras Weavers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi, has plenty of weavers who are banking on government support to survive in the mass-production market economy. Their goods, which are individually designed, take time to be made, while cheaper textiles versions pose a threat to their livelihood. Thus, the country's leading fashion designers will set up units and tie up with Varanasi weavers to promote their products nationally and internationally. Top fashion and…
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