Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Gujarat govt to soon amend its textile policy
Gujarat govt to soon amend its textile policy
Apr '13
Not much time has passed since the government of the Western Indian state of Gujarat unveiled its new textile policy in September 2012, but the state government is already mulling on making amendments in the same to make it even better.
Though cotton is a strong point for Gujarat, the state needs to encourage the spinning industry, and also adhering to demand from several industry representatives for further benefits under the textile policy, the state government would be shortly making necessary amendments in the textile policy, Saurabh Patel, Minister of State for Industries, Mines and Petrochemicals said while speaking at an international conference on cotton in Ahmedabad.
Besides reinforcing the spinning industry in the textile value chain, Gujarat government also intends to boost skill development in textile industry, he said.
To this end, they have already directed the labour department to connect and work in association with the textile industry of the state, he added.
Gujarat’s new textile policy ‘Navi Gujarat Vastraniti’ aims to help cotton farmers get better price realizations and also infuse new life in to the textile industry of the state.
The objective of the policy is to have an integrated approach to strengthen the value chain - “Farm to Fibre to Fabric to Fashion to Foreign” (5 Fs), which will enhance sustainable growth of farmers and industry.
The policy envisages starting cotton spinning and weaving parks around cotton growing areas and will provide support for energy and water conservation and environmental compliance.
The new Textile Policy was expected to attract investment of over Rs.200 billion, while creating new employment opportunities for more than 2.5 million people, during the next five years period.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: UPM Raflatac

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Jan 2017

New residue free textile label adhesive from UPM Raflatac

Producer of self adhesive label materials UPM Raflatac, has...

Courtesy: Authentic Brands Group

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Jan 2017

Teen retailer Aéropostale reopens 500 stores in US

Teen apparel retailer Aéropostale has reopened 500 stores in the US,...

Courtesy: Centric Software

Information Technology | On 17th Jan 2017

Centric releases version 6.0 of PLM solution

Centric Software, the leading PLM solution for fashion, retail,...

Interviews View All

Rajiv Sirohi

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

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

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

January 2017

January 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


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