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Govt keen to raise competitiveness of Indian textiles
Dec '10
With a view to enhance India's share of the global trade in Textiles & Clothing, the Government has embarked upon an ambitious plan involving all the textiles Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) for mounting Mega Textiles Shows in India and abroad, particularly in Focus Countries, as well as enhanced participation in all major Textiles & Clothing Fairs of exhibitions abroad. Indian Textiles exports have increased from USD 22147 Million to USD 22419 Million under the 11th Five Year Plan.

This apart, various schemes are operational under the Foreign Trade Policy (2009-14) for incentivisation of export of Textiles & Clothing. This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha to a question raised by Shri Dharmendra Yadav, Shri Pradeep Majhi, Shri Nityananda Pradhan, Shri Baijayant Jay Panda, Shri Yogi Aditya Nath, Shri Dushyant Singh, Shri Hamdullah Sayeed and Shri Kishnbhai V. Patel.

The Minister further stated that the percentage-wise position of India's exports of textiles and clothing of the global exports, as per latest available statistics of the World Trade Organisation is given below:-

In response to industry demands, Government has implemented Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme, Schemes for Integrated Textiles Parks and Integrated Skill Development Scheme under the 11th Five Year Plan.

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