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Inter-Ministerial Group on India's textiles sector soon
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Jan '13
The Indian Government would soon constitute an Inter-Ministerial Group on textiles sector to address labour issues and other problems like high customs duty on synthetic fabrics, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth has said.
 
Speaking to media after inaugurating the India International Garment Fair (IIGF), Mr. Seth said the inter-ministerial group would steady the grievances of the textile and apparel industry and recommend appropriate solutions to address the issues.
 
The inter-ministerial group is likely to be set up in March this year and would review the textile and apparel sector’s progress every three months, Mr. Seth said.
 
Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) Chairman A Sakthivel said the Cabinet Secretary is likely to head the group, which would have officials from other ministries like commerce, finance and labour. The group would also have representatives from the customs and various export promotion councils.
 
Mr. Sakthivel said most of the apparels produced in India are cotton garments, which are good for the summer season. However, for doing good business throughout the year, synthetic fabric would be required, which is not available in India, he added.
 
He said clothing exporters are seeking that the duty on import of synthetic/blended fabrics be lowered to five percent from the present 21 percent.
 
AEPC is also seeking permission to allow workers to do duty beyond the normal 60-hours-a-week, for which they can be compensated by giving overtime payment.
 
During the first nine months of current fiscal 2012-13, India’s apparel exports declined by about 8 percent year-on-year to US$ 9 billion, according to the latest data.
 
The three-day fair is showcasing garments, accessories and home textiles, as well as handicraft, jute and woolen products.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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