Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Indian textile weaving industry yet to modernize: Report
Indian textile weaving industry yet to modernize: Report
28
Aug '13
The Indian textile weaving industry is yet to modernize, and the current low level of technology coupled with Government incentives would drive technological upgradation, necessitating trained human resource and greater in-house spending on training, says a latest report.
 
‘Human Resource and Skill Requirements in the Textile Sector (2022) – A Report’ prepared by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), states that the changes in technology would significantly affect the profile of the people involved in the Indian textile industry.
 
According to the report, the share of shuttle-less looms in the Indian textiles industry is only 2-3 percent as against a world average of 16.9 percent, which indicates a low degree of modernization in the Indian weaving industry.
 
On the Indian spinning sector, the report says although the sector is relatively more modernized, around 60 percent of installed spindles are more than 10 years old and open-end (OE) rotors account for only 1 percent of total installed spindles.
 
In the apparel sector, India has much lower investment in special purpose machines, which perform specific functions and add value to the product. “Very few export establishments have invested in cutting machines or finishing machines,” the report states.
 
The low level of technology and Government incentives like Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) would drive modernization in the industry, but high power costs would be a detriment, the report mentions.
 
In addition to the current low-level of technological upgradation, shortage of labour and increasing wage rate would further induce greater automation which will lead to higher productivity.
 
For instance, the operating hours per quintal of yarn have decreased from 77 to 25 on account of modernization and would continue to fall. Also, the numbers of people involved in post spinning operations have come down on account of automatic cone winding machines, according to the report.
 
However, the technological upgradation would necessitate the human resource to be trained in modern machinery and also greater in-house spending on training.
 
It is because the modern machinery would require skilled maintenance people who have the requisite knowledge of the same. 
 
Moreover, proper maintenance would be crucial as machine down time and costly spare parts would significantly affect the performance of the industry, the report states. 
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

IOC, MCPI to set up ₹1000 cr PSF unit in Odisha

Textiles | On 23rd May 2018

IOC, MCPI to set up ₹1000 cr PSF unit in Odisha

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has teamed up with Materials Chemicals...

Pakistan's textile exports up 8.13% in July-April FY18

Textiles | On 23rd May 2018

Pakistan's textile exports up 8.13% in July-April FY18

The value of textile and garment exports from Pakistan increased by...

Courtesy: Photo by Daian Gan from Pexels

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd May 2018

Future Retail posts loss of ₹463.62 crore in Q4FY18

For the fourth quarter of 2018 ending on March 31, Kishore Biyani-...

Interviews View All

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Kaizad Hansotia
GetNatty

Competition is the best thing that can happen to a startup

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

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

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

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

Amiben Shroff
Shrujan

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

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

Leave your Comments


May 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search