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Glory of khadi in 100 years
The clothes reflect the personality of individuals and can be used as a marker of a group, community, family, region and even country. Khadi is one such cloth that had played a key role in the freedom struggle of India and thus has been referred to as the ‘fabric of Indian independence’, narrate Shruti Gupta, Deepali Rastogi and Ritu Mathur.
Clothing is among the basic amenities required by the 1.2105 billion strong, and growing, population of India. The Indian textile industry, which caters to this need, has an estimated market size of $108 billion. There are two broad segments within the industry, namely the traditional hand-woven and hand-spun textile segments, and the modernised mill segment (Nair & Dhanuraj, 2016).
Telangana incentives to boost handloom
The Telangana Government recently announced a host of measures, including a Rs 10.5-crore loan waiver, setting up of handloom and powerloom corporations for implementation of subsidy for yarn, chemicals and dyes, and administrative sanction for a handlooom park in Gadwal city, to boost the handloom sector in the State.
SIMA hails duty hike on imported polyester fabrics
In the GST regime, countervailing duty has been replaced with IGST and the special additional duty has been scrapped. Polyester attracted 10 per cent basic customs duty, 12.5 per cent CVD and 4 per cent special additional duty in pre-GST regime.
Dashmesh: The weaving expert
Dashmesh provides an array of machinery on market demand for different weaving requirements and production need.
Serving since 1979, Dashmesh Jacquard & Powerloom has been one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers for weaving and allied machinery like looms, jacquards, warping and winding machine.
TexMin increases yarn banks’ corpus fund
Powerloom weavers in Pandesara and Ved Road industrial areas of Surat, Gujarat will be able to procure yarn-raw material for the polyester fabric at concessional rates with the Ministry of Textiles increasing the corpus fund for India’s first yarn banks in the city from Rs 1 crore to Rs 2 crore.
TexMin hikes subsidy by 30% for powerlooms
Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani announced that the government has increased subsidy by 30 per cent for upgradation of powerloom sector and for the benefit of small weavers
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.