Newsline-National | February 2019
Gujarat declares its textile policy
The Gujarat industries and mines department gave an adrenaline shot to the textile sector by declaring its “scheme for assistance to strengthen specific sectors in the textile value chain” policy, which will be valid from September 2018 to December 2023.
From credit linked interest subsidy on loans, subsidy on power tariffs, incentives for complying with
water conservation and environmental pollution norms to dolling out benefits for setting up textile
parks, the Gujarat government has intended that the new incentives will boost textile exports, production, stop migration of units towards Navapur in Maharashtra.
The power subsidy scheme intends to give a reprieve of Rs 3 per billed electricity unit (Kwh) for
textile units having low tension power connection and Rs 2 per billed unit (Kwh) for units having high
tension power connection. The scheme will provide special incentive for new units, which intend to go for forward or backward integration.