The Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF) has urged the Tamil Nadu government to introduce a three-year textile policy to support the industry. Since the state has a robust eco-system for manufacturing textiles and garments, the government should introduce a policy to help sustain as well as improve the existing production units in the state.
States like Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Telangana already have such policies, which are bringing investments there. The federation also said that various states which have cotton, offer capital subsidies, giving a price advantage to textile units.
With the new textile policy, the government should help improve technology in manufacturing units and work towards making them more energy efficient. Area under cotton in Tamil Nadu should also be increased. Some of the other measures include skill development initiatives, promoting ‘Made in Tamil Nadu’ brand and working towards the growth of Tirupur, Karur and Erode clusters.
The federation also urged the state government to support the e-commerce sector and promote textile items made of man-made fibres. It seeks a policy that is along the lines of the central government’s textile policy. The government should also set up a task force to discuss its growth plans with the industry.
Federation members will meet the state’s chief minister for introduction of the textile policy.
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