Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Major initiatives of Ministry of Textiles during 2010
Major initiatives of Ministry of Textiles during 2010
Jan '11
The Ministry of Textiles took several new initiatives during 2010 to achieve faster and inclusive growth and participatory development. Major policy initiatives taken by the Ministry are as under:

Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks:

40 Parks have been sanctioned till date in nine states, with total project cost of about Rs 4141 crore with Government contribution of Rs 1425 crore. When fully functional the Parks would have an investment of Rs 19,500 crore and provide employment to more than 8 lakh persons. Taking into account the success of the Scheme, the Government has approved sanction of new Parks during the 11th Plan with a financial liability of Rs 200 crore and given permission to carry forward liability of these new Parks into the 12th Plan up to Rs 200 crore. With a view to refreshing investor memory about the contours of the Scheme and inviting investment, a series of “Road Shows” were organised at Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. During these shows several Expression of Interest were received. A few Parks are likely to be sanctioned by March 2011.

Integrated Skill Development Scheme:

In the line with the Policy Announcement of the Government, in the Current Five Year Plan, the Government has launched the Integrated Skill Development Scheme for the Textiles & Apparel Sector, including Jute & Handicrafts., with an objective of capacity building of Institutions providing skill development & training in Textiles Sector. Under this Scheme, the Government has envisaged skill development of 27 lakh persons with overall costs of Rs 2360 crore over the next five years. Under the Scheme, the first project of Ministry the Apparel Training Development Centre has been launched for manufacturing of Apparel through Research & Training workforce Training Programme in Tamil Nadu in October this year. The total cost of the project is Rs 29.59 crore of which Government of India would be funding Rs 20.40 crore.

Cotton –Policy interventions in Cotton season 2010-11:

• Registration of cotton export contracts would commence from October 1, 2010
• Actual exports would commence from November 1, 2010.
• The exportable surplus is identified as 55 lakh bales.
• There would be no registration after the exportable surplus is registered.

Cotton Yarn- Policy interventions:

• Hank Yarn obligation expanded from 40s count to 80s counts w e f 31.3.2010.
• The 7.67 percent DEPB incentive on cotton Yarn exports was withdrawn w e f April 21, 2010.
• Duty Drawback on cotton yarn was withdrawn w e f 29.4.2010.
• Strict monitoring of hank yarn obligation started from 1.4.2010.
• Registration of cotton yarn export with office of the Textiles Commissioner was made mandatory w e f 9.4.2010.
• Cotton Yarn Advisory Board has been constituted to monitor the domestic and international prices of cotton yarn.
• There will be no registration of cotton yarn exports beyond 720 million kgs.

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Apr 2017

Strong rupee & weak trade to affect textile exporters

Textile and apparel exporters' earnings and EBITDA margins will be...

Textiles | On 22nd Apr 2017

Myntra acquires InLogg

With an aim to strengthen supply chain and logistics, Flipkart-owned...

Textiles | On 22nd Apr 2017

Aditya Birla Group launches new variant Liva Crème

After its successful launch of high quality fabric Liva in 2015,...

Interviews View All

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Marcel Alberts

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

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

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

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

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

Robert Brunner

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

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

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

April 2017

April 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


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