Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / 'Surat to claim rightful place in export markets'
'Surat to claim rightful place in export markets'
01
Sep '16
Surat hopes to claim its rightful place in the textile export market through a slew of efforts, including setting up of a textile cluster, by the South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI). A 50 lakh acre plot should be allotted within a year for this. The next step will be into garment manufacturing and diversify into cotton fabrics.

“We have received consent from the government to provide us a 50 lakh acre plot of land to build a state-of-the-art textile cluster and we expect to receive the land within one year,” DS Agarwal, president of the South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI) told Fibre2Fashion.

“Here, we will employ a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to invite processing units, and meet their major requirements. The cluster will have a common boiler that supplies steam to all units, while provisions will be made for cheaper electricity, soft water, treatment of effluents, etc. Foreign investors and investors from other states of India too have shown interest in establishing units,” he added.

Sharing other plans for the development of the South Gujarat textile industry, Agarwal informed, “We now want to expand through forward integration. As of now, yarns and fabrics are manufactured the most; we now want to move ahead into garment manufacturing. Secondly, until now we were manufacturing just synthetic fabrics; we would now like to diversify into producing cotton fabrics too.”

There are about 600,000 plain powerlooms, around 100,000 embroidery machines and also 50,000 waterjet and rapier looms in Surat, apart from numerous yarn texturising units in the textile hub. Export of synthetic fabrics from the Surat textile industry is around Rs 20,000 crore.

Click here to read the whole interview.
 

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

May 31 deadline for registration of chemicals under REACH

Textiles | On 23rd May 2018

May 31 deadline for registration of chemicals under REACH

May 31 is the final deadline for companies to register all chemicals...

US cotton production projected to decline in 2018: USDA

Textiles | On 23rd May 2018

US cotton production projected to decline in 2018: USDA

US cotton production is forecast at 19.5 million bales, nearly 7 per...

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...

Interviews View All

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

John Kelley

Textile Events is one of the largest textile fair in the United Kingdom,...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

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

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

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

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

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

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

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