Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Reform labour laws to boost Indian textile sector – FICCI
Reform labour laws to boost Indian textile sector – FICCI
02
Jan '14
FICCI has recommended the reform of the labour laws to boost textile & clothing industry and raise India's share in world exports. These recommendations have been submitted to Ajay Shankar, member secretary, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council and chairman of expert Group on National Textiles Policy constituted by Government of India.

Assuming India's GDP grows by 7% on an average over the policy period as per the scaled down estimates of Planning Commission and assuming that the domestic textiles industry also grows by 7%, it would mean that the textiles industry would be a USD 278 billion industry, of which exports would account for USD 145 billion, noted FICCI.

To meet this target, Indian exports require to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.1% over the 10 year period (assuming world exports in textiles and clothing grow by 5%). Indian exports would reach USD 145 billion by end of the policy period if we grow by 15%.

As per the 12th Plan working group on textiles and apparel, the textiles sector will create an additional employment of 15 million by 2016-17, which means the sector can provide 30 million additional jobs by 2023. Given that textiles & clothing sector is a labour intensive sector, FICCI projects that it can provide employment to at least an additional 20 million people from the current 45 million to 65 million by 2023.

Textiles is a labour intensive sector. To make the sector achieve a high growth path, there is a need for enabling labour laws to achieve the desired targets. Currently, the sector has to comply with a number of archaic labour laws which are not so relevant in today's dynamic scenario. There is a need to relax certain provisions of the laws.

The apparel and clothing industry which employs large number of people is considered the driver of growth for the whole value chain hence reforms are a must for garment manufacturing industry. Garment manufacturing is seasonal in nature and works on orders which are season specific, delivery schedules are hectic and have short lead time. Therefore, the industry requires large workforce in busy season and smaller workforce for other months.

On the labour front, FICCI also added that one of the major concerns of manufacturers and also as identified by HLCM (High Level Committee on Manufacturing) chaired by the Hon'ble Prime Minister, is irregular and inadequate supply of skilled and unskilled labour owing to harvest and other seasons since the sector employs mainly migratory workforce.

Click here to view more

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2017

Government considering 100% FDI in single brand retail

The Government of India is looking at allowing 100 per cent foreign...

Courtesy: Walmart

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2017

Walmart to create 34,000 new jobs in the US

The world’s biggest retailer and also the biggest US private sector...

Courtesy: UN Department of Public Information

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2017

World economy expanded by just 2.2% in 2016: UN

The world economy expanded by just 2.2 per cent in 2016, the slowest...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search