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Textile bodies appeal for status quo on energy policies in TN
Tamil Nadu textile industry that accounts for one-third of the textile business, 47 per cent of the spinning capacity providing direct jobs to over 60 lakh people especially to rural masses and women folk and fetching Rs 60,000 crore as forex earnings, is the worst affected in the country under the current unprecedented recession due to raw material / finished goods transport cost and several other factors.
Textile machinery industry upbeat post-Texfair
The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), Coimbatore organised Texfair 2019 – largest expo of textile machinery, spares, accessories and other supporting services and Farm to Finish Expo 2019 – expo showcased right from raw material to finished products during August 9-12, 2019 at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore.
Tax refunds to boost textile exports
The textile industry expects exports to increase with the government extending refund of State and Central taxes on shipments of apparels and made-up goods.
Price volatility, a hurdle to cotton industry growth
The cotton price has been fluctuating in tandem with international price unlike earlier cotton seasons. The global cotton price ruled high during the last cotton season which continued till the beginning of the new season.
Cotton exports grow 26% in April-Sept 2018
India held a special place in global textile trade as the second largest textile exporter in the world. Today, cotton yarn and fabric exports account for over 23 per cent of India’s total textiles and apparel exports.
Good in part!
The Budget 2018-19 is good in part for the textile industry thanks to corporate tax cut for MSMEs and higher allocation of ATUFS. The ITJ Cover Story takes stock of the Budget implications and the industry’s reactions.
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