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Cotton based textiles has been the main stay of Indian textiles over decades. India is one of the few nations where textiles is still skewed in favour of cotton (60%) as against the world
The government has so far incentivised the textile industry that has been one of the largest contributors to the country's exports and provider of jobs to million.
India's woollen industry is facing distress with decline in exports of woollen yarn, fabirc and made-ups by 48 per cent and woollen garments by nine per cent in the first quarter of the current financial year
Grasim Industries, a flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group and India's pioneer in viscose staple fibre (VSF), is temporarily suspending production in a phased manner at its Nagda plant in Madhya Pradesh.
Surat, the country's biggest manufacturer of man-made fabric has over 170 textile markets consisting of nearly 50,000 textile trading shops on Ring Road area of the city due to which most of the textile goods transport..
IndustriALL global unions have said they will intensify their work in India's garment and textile industry in order to improve worker safety and defend employees' rights, with a pledge to ramp up recruitment.
Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) said it was collaborating with trade unions, government as well as the U.N. to improve workers' conditions after a study found violations in garment factories in India.
The Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association (FOSTTA) has urged the ministry of textiles to enforce anti-dumping duty on the fabrics imported from China and other countries to save the domestic man-made fabric (MMF) sector in the country.
Textiles minister, Santosh Kumar Gangawar in a reply during question hour in the Lok Sabha today informed that government has launched Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS)
The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has opposed a labour ministry’s proposal to set the minimum wage to be paid to contract labourers at Rs 10,000 per month.