The government has made another move post demonetization. They have made it mandatory for all textile units across the value chain, except handloom, khadi and jute, will have to register online and provide data on production.
While the registration will be one-time, production details should be shared by the units every month. Units can do this online from their premises or make use of the infrastructure available at the regional offices of the textile commissioner or powerloom service centres.
The information will be collected, not for regulation, but for the development of the textile industry, according to a senior official in the textile ministry. He also said that while they have had data on exports, there was no information related to the domestic textile and clothing sector.
They did not know how many units are MSMEs, how many are mills or the kinds of products they make. This system will help them know which segment is strong, those that need support, and the quality standards adopted.
They will start from January 1. The systems are almost in place. The units will have to register first. There is a proforma and details such as the size of the unit, the number of workers, production, product type, fibre used and standards adopted will be collected. This will be mandatory for all the units.
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