Budget: A positive influence
The focus during the budget session was predominantly on infrastructure, affordable housing, agriculture, rural development, employment, speedy accountability, prudent fiscal management and transparency in taxation, says Amit Gugnani.
Budget spin-offs LIFT HOPES
Budget measures like corporate tax cut for MSMEs, plan to set up 100 international skill centres, and support to cluster approach for contract farming have brought cheer to the textile industry. An ITJ Report on the pros and cons of the Budget 2017-18.
Nagpur, a growing textile hub
Given the economic, social, educational and administrative base, it is evident that Vidarbha is a case of unmet potential, feels Deepak Kulkarni. Vidarbha is the eastern region of the Indian state of Maharashtra, comprising Nagpur Division and Amravati Division. The largest city in Vidarbha is Nagpur.
Powerlooms still a force to reckon with
Today the need of hour for powerlooms is proper marketing of products in order to gain profit and flourish business activity. Maharashtra is having the highest number of powerlooms among other states. Some of the major clusters of powerloom in the state are Bhiwandi, Ichalkaranji, Solapur, Malegaon etc.
Textile dreams of Maharashtra
Maharashtra textile industry is a blend of culture and technology and provides resources for every investment in the entire value chain of textile industry, says Avinash Mayekar. Dreams are usually seen of the milestones which are not achieved till date, however, in case of Maharashtra textile industry, the dreams can be ‘achieving the same glorious past of Maharashtra witnessed during the golden days of British era’.
Ichalkaranji: Progressive decentralised textile centre
There are about 160 sizing units, consisting of 250 sizing machines, which include conventional to modern machines and 1.2 lakh powerlooms in Ichalkaranji, explains Prof (Dr) PV Kadole and Prof (Dr) UJ Patil. Ichalkaranji is a city in Kolhapur district in the state of Maharashtra. This city, popularly known as ‘Manchester of Maharashtra’, is one of the prominent centres of decentralised textile sector in India.
A Maha(rashtra) Dream!
Fourteen textile parks, big-ticket projects of some textile majors, liberal norms for backward regions and ‘Farm-to-Fashion’ initiative have all the ingredients to turn Maharashtra’s textile dream into reality. An ITJ Exclusive throws some light.