Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / National Fibre Policy will be out in 3 months – Mr Maran
National Fibre Policy will be out in 3 months – Mr Maran
09
Sep '09
Mr Dayanidhi Maran, the Union Textiles Minister was felicitated by The South Gujarat Camber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI), today at Surat.

The Chamber President, Mr Nilesh Mandewala in his valedictory address spoke about the invaluable contribution of the Surat textile industry. He said, “The output of synthetic fabrics in Surat totals to 2.5 million metres per day which is woven on 600,000 powerlooms along with which there are around 50,000 embroidery machines in and around Surat.”

Providing further insight on Surat textile industry, he added that the sector employs 1.2 million people while also requesting Mr Maran to increase the capital investment subsidy on TFOs from 15 to 20 percent.

He thanked the Union Minister Mr Maran for releasing Rs 2,546 crores under the TUFs scheme in the process eliminating the backlog of outstanding payment under the scheme.

Among the main demands put up by the Chamber President, was for the abolishment of anti-dumping duties on all types of synthetic yarns and sought de-notification of the Surat Apparel Park SEZ status to a regular apparel park status.

Mr Arun Jariwala, Past President of the Chamber and a textile industry expert spoke at length on the anomalies existing in the duty structure of synthetic yarns which are detrimental to the growth of this particular sector. His address brought out interesting statistics that required further deliberation and consideration on the part of the Ministry at the earliest in the interest of its growth.

He expects the National Fibre Policy to take adequate care while drawing its plans for the sustainable future of manmade fibre, yarn and fabric industries in India.

Mr Maran in his thanks giving address stressed on the need to develop the domestic markets along with overseas markets since India has been able to overcome global recessionary trends due to its strong domestic markets and consumption.

Showing concern for environment, Mr Maran also said that his Ministry was trying to work out a solution to address the problem of treatment of effluents generated by the textile industries by working in close cooperation with the Environment Ministry.

He also mentioned that the National Fibre Policy would be announced within the next three months and was being framed in close consultation with all the stakeholders.

He strongly advocated the propagation of technical textiles and lamented on the fact that the sector was facing paucity of research within and solicited State Governments to come forward and help in the development of this 'sunrise' sector.

He further said that setting up of “Centres of Excellence in Technical Textiles” was on cards at Gujarat and Tamil Nadu and that his Ministry was in talks with the respective governments.

When asked by Fibre2fashion, about the initiatives being under taken to make “Made in India” brand a success, he said his visits, to Japan and USA to attend trade fairs was a step in that direction and promotional activities would be taken in overseas markets on a big scale in the future.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th May 2017

Huntsman and Clariant to have merger of equals

Huntsman Corporation and Clariant have announced that their boards of ...

Courtesy: CBRE

Apparel/Garments | On 25th May 2017

European cities preferred for retailer expansion: CBRE

European cities were the preferred new destination for international...

Apparel/Garments | On 25th May 2017

Guess records $458.6 million revenue for Q1 2018

For the first quarter of fiscal 2018, the net revenue of American...

Interviews View All

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Bani Batra

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

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

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

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search