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Textile industry to reach $2.1 trillion by 2025: ITAMMA President
The Indian Textile Accessories and Machinery Manufacturers Association (ITAMMA), which participated at the recently-concluded Texfair 2017 in Coimbatore, talked about working towards its vision “to make India the hub of textile accessories and machinery by 2020,” and accordingly under mission plan ITAMMA is taking efforts to innovate and improve the technological capability of its member companies through various schemes and initiatives.
Texfair 2017 in Coimbatore ended on an optimistic note with the textile industry looking forward to a happier 2018.
With more than 50,000 small, medium and large-scale industries and textile mills in an around Coimbatore and Tirupur, an event as big as Texfair, which focuses on textile machinery, accessories and spares, is a must for the Southern market of India. In its 11th edition, Texfair 2017, organised by the Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), provided a platform for the stakeholder to zero in their investments and expenses prudently, showcase their inventions and cost effective items and other products, enable the technocrats and shopfloor technicians to update their knowledge on the latest technology and create an awareness on cost cutting, to encourage micro, small and medium entrepreneurs also to showcase their products and get exposure to the market. Texfair 2017 was held from November 17-20, 2017 at Codissia Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore.
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.
Mills seek re-look at duty drawback rates
Indian textiles and clothing exports has been struggling during the last three years due to the absence of level playing field in the global market mainly because of high tariff rates in major markets and also non-refund of several taxes and levies.
SIMA urges to remove cess on cotton
The Southern India Mills Association (SIMA) has urged Edapadi Palaniswami, the Chief minister of Tamil Nadu to remove 1 per cent Agricultural Market Committee Cess on cotton and cotton waste for the state budget of 2017-18.
Cotton buying norms eased for MSME
The Union Textile Ministry has announced unique terms and conditions for procuring fully pressed cotton bales from Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) for the benefit of MSME textile units.
Sri Lakshmi Fire Controls achieves 50% growth
Sri Lakshmi Fire Controls was founded in 2012 by AS Venkat Krishna, who is well experienced in fire protection field. Sri Lakshmi Fire Controls has a technical collaboration with German-based GreCon, a leader in fire protection system with more than 2,00,000 successful installations around the globe. AS Venkat Krishna, Chief Executive Officer, Sri Lakshmi Fire Controls, spoke to The Indian Textile Journal in an exclusive interview.