Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Rising jute imports a matter of concern: Textiles minister
Rising jute imports a matter of concern: Textiles minister
20
Mar '15
The increasing amount of jute import from Bangladesh is a matter of concern for the Indian government, textiles minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said in Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament.
 
Replying to a question, Gangwar said, “Jute from Bangladesh is coming. We can stop it. We have taken up the matter with Commerce Ministry. The import is rising every year and it is a matter of concern.”
 
Jute sector plays a significant role in the economy, especially in the eastern parts of the country. The sector supports the livelihood of around 40 lakh families, Gangwar said, according to a news agency.
 
The Textiles Ministry is in talks with the Ministry of Agriculture to provide more incentives to farmers producing and using good quality seeds, the minister said.
 
He added that he has not received any positive reply from West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee over his ministry’s suggestions for encouraging the industry in the state, which produces over 80 per cent of jute.
 
Three out of six mills in West Bengal are closed and the Union government also needs cooperation from the state to remove encroachment from those mills.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Pyrates Smart Fabrics

Textiles | On 16th Jul 2018

Spain's Pyrates Smart Fabrics targets Asia, S America

Spain-based Pyrates Smart Fabrics, whose major markets are northern...

Bangladesh to modernise 3 jute factories to boost sector

Textiles | On 16th Jul 2018

Bangladesh to modernise 3 jute factories to boost sector

The executive committee of Bangladesh’s National Economic Council...

Courtesy: Asda

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Jul 2018

J Sainsbury agrees to £3.5 bn financing for Asda merger

J Sainsbury plc has agreed for a financing package of £3.5 billion in ...

Interviews View All

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Top executives
Textile industry

GST has levelled the playing field to an extent

Rajat Jaipuria

Activewear brand Soul Space promotes organic cotton farming and...

Mala Alwani

<div>Delhi-based fast fashion womenswear brand, Besiva, aims to bridge the ...

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

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

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

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

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

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


July 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search