Par panel to boost textile sector suggests anti-dumping duty, GST revision

Related Keywords: chaired by Kirit Somaiya, desires Textiles Ministry, Finance Ministry, handicrafts, handloom, impose higher anti-dumping duty, impress upon Department of Revenue, powerloom, protect the domestic industry, reconsider GST structure for textiles, Report tabled in Parliament today, Standing Committee on Labour, wool and sericulture

New Delhi
Par panel to boost textile sector suggests anti-dumping duty, GST revision
Summary: 
In a report tabled in Parliament today, the Standing Committee on Labour chaired by Kirit Somaiya said that it desires the Textiles Ministry to impress upon the Department of Revenue/Finance Ministry to reconsider GST structure for textiles and impose higher anti-dumping duty to protect the domestic industry.

In a report tabled in Parliament today, the Standing Committee on Labour chaired by Kirit Somaiya said that it desires the Textiles Ministry to impress upon the Department of Revenue/Finance Ministry to reconsider GST structure for textiles and impose higher anti-dumping duty to protect the domestic industry.

http://www.financialexpress.com/economy/parliamentary-panel-suggests-anti-dumping-duty-gst-revision-to-boost-textiles-sector/1097611/
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Ichalkaranji textile sector faces tough time with decline in orders

Related Keywords: affecting entire chain of textile, autoloom, decline in orders, demand of hike in wages, facing tough time, Ichalkaranji-based textile sector, intervention from the needed, powerloom, production scaled down, sizing and processing sectors

Kolhapur
Ichalkaranji textile sector faces tough time with decline in orders
Summary: 
The Ichalkaranji-based textile sector that employs more than 60,000 people only in Ichalkaranji the autoloom, powerloom, sizing and processing sectors are facing tough time as production has been scaled down to 30-40% because of decline in orders affecting the entire chain of textile.

The Ichalkaranji-based textile sector that employs more than 60,000 people only in Ichalkaranji the autoloom, powerloom, sizing and processing sectors are facing tough time as production has been scaled down to 30-40% because of decline in orders affecting the entire chain of textile.

There are several subsidy components that are closed by the state government which has also affected the industry and trimming incomes, said Prakash Awade, an expert in textile sector.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolhapur/Textile-sector-faces-heat-due-to-low-demand/articleshow/49563662.cms
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Amendment in loom act may wipe out handlooms and weavers in India

Related Keywords: Handloom Act, handloom industry, Make in India, powerloom

Hyderabad
Amendment in loom act may wipe out handlooms and weavers in India
Summary: 
Handlooms and weavers in India are facing the threat of being completely wiped out if the Handloom Reservation Act of 1985 is amended to allow machines to copy the designs. Handloom Reservation Act, which since 1985 has been protecting traditional handloom weaves. Textiles have been one of the most elegant exhibitions of artistry in India. From the Chanderi, silk brocades of Varanasi to the tie and dye of Rajasthan and Odisha, the Chintas of Machhlipatnam and the Maheshwari saris of Madhya Pradesh, each tradition has a long story to tell.

Handlooms and weavers in India are facing the threat of being completely wiped out if the Handloom Reservation Act of 1985 is amended to allow machines to copy the designs. Handloom Reservation Act, which since 1985 has been protecting traditional handloom weaves. Textiles have been one of the most elegant exhibitions of artistry in India. From the Chanderi, silk brocades of Varanasi to the tie and dye of Rajasthan and Odisha, the Chintas of Machhlipatnam and the Maheshwari saris of Madhya Pradesh, each tradition has a long story to tell.

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/150503/nation-current-affairs/article/loom-act-must-save-cultural-fabric-india
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Textile mills want hank yarn obligation to be either scrapped or reduce as its affect growth

Related Keywords: age old proviso, compelling textile mills, deterrent to growth, economic viability, either scrap or reduce limit, Hank yarn obligation, powerloom, produce mininum hank yarn, Texpreneuers Forum, textile entrepreneurs, Tirupur and its hinterland, TUF scheme

Tirupur
Textile mills want hank yarn obligation to be either scrapped or reduce as its a
Summary: 
Hank yarn obligation is an age old proviso compelling the textile mills from Tirupur and its hinterland to produce a minimum of 40 per cent of the yarn as hank yarn that deterrent to growth and threat to their economic viability. The textile entrepreneurs want the obligation rule either be scrapped or reduce the obligation limit to 10 percent.

Hank yarn obligation is an age old proviso compelling the textile mills from Tirupur and its hinterland to produce a minimum of 40 per cent of the yarn as hank yarn that deterrent to growth and threat to their economic viability. The textile entrepreneurs want the obligation rule either be scrapped or reduce the obligation limit to 10 percent.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/hank-yarn-obligation-a-deterrent-to-growth/article6980437.ece
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Maharashtra’s new textile policy helped rekindle interest in textile sector

Related Keywords: cotton ginning, create employment potential, investment made by textile companies, Maharashtra textile policy, offers capital and interest subsidy, powerloom, textile projects, textile sector, textile zones, weaving

Mumbai
Maharashtra’s new textile policy helped rekindle interest in textile sector
Summary: 
Maharashtra’s 2011 textile policy has been the main motivator as it offers capital and interest subsidy on the investment made by textile companies which renewed interest in textile sector. In the last two years the State has managed to get investments to the tune of Rs. 7,099 crore and has created employment potential for 45,953 persons.

Maharashtra’s 2011 textile policy has been the main motivator as it offers capital and interest subsidy on the investment made by textile companies which renewed interest in textile sector. In the last two years the State has managed to get investments to the tune of Rs. 7,099 crore and has created employment potential for 45,953 persons.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/states/maharashtras-textile-sector-rebounds-with-new-policy/article6815791.ece
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Textile industry wants timely review of minimum wage than sudden raise

Related Keywords: handloom, Indian textile industry, minimum wage, powerloom, SIMA, tailoring, textile and clothing sector, Textile mills, timely review, TN textile industry, weaving

Coimbatore
Textile industry wants timely review of minimum wage than sudden raise
Summary: 
The Textile and clothing sector has around eight schedule employment (under the Minimum Wages Act) such as cotton ginning, pressing and waste cotton industry, handloom and weaving industry, handloom silk weaving industry, hosiery manufactory, powerloom industry, silk twisting industry, tailoring industry and apprentices in textile mills.

The Textile and clothing sector has around eight schedule employment (under the Minimum Wages Act) such as cotton ginning, pressing and waste cotton industry, handloom and weaving industry, handloom silk weaving industry, hosiery manufactory, powerloom industry, silk twisting industry, tailoring industry and apprentices in textile mills.

Besides this, there are many industrial establishments engaged in the manufacture of knitted and woven garments and made-ups (home furnishings). Some of them cater to both – the domestic and export markets.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/textile-industry-seeks-periodical-review-of-wage-revision/article6818450.ece
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SIMA coming up with ninth edition of Texfair soon

Related Keywords: bamboo and banana fibre, handloom, knitter, manmade fibre, powerloom, Sessions on shuttleless looms, Southern India Mills Association, Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), speciality yarn, TexFair 2015, Textile mills

Coimbatore
SIMA coming up with ninth edition of  Texfair soon
Summary: 
Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) to organize Texfair 2015, ninth edition will bring together the manufacturers and suppliers of textile machinery, spares, accessories, components and the consumers such as textile mills, powerlooms, handlooms and knitters under one roof. The exhibition will focus not only on spinning, but also on weaving and processing sectors.

Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) to organize Texfair 2015, ninth edition will bring together the manufacturers and suppliers of textile machinery, spares, accessories, components and the consumers such as textile mills, powerlooms, handlooms and knitters under one roof. The exhibition will focus not only on spinning, but also on weaving and processing sectors.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/textile-accessories-spares-expo-from-january-9/article6762051.ece
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Powerloom affecting the quality of traditionally crafted Ilkal sarees

Related Keywords: cheap clothes, Geographical Indication tag, hand-woven sarees, Handlooms, IIkal saree, Ilkal, Ilkal Handloom and Powerloom Weavers Agitation Committee, powerloom

Hubli
Powerloom affecting the quality of traditionally crafted Ilkal sarees
Summary: 
The ancient Ilkal sarees with unique design which used to be crafted handlooms weavers of a little town of IIkal in Bagalkot district the switch over to powerloom has endangered the livelihood of small handloom weavers.

The ancient Ilkal sarees with unique design which used to be crafted handlooms weavers of a little town of IIkal in Bagalkot district the switch over to powerloom has endangered the livelihood of small handloom weavers.

IIkal town had around five thousand handlooms that used to craft traditional sarees more than a decade ago. Now, the number of families engaged in making beautiful hand-woven sarees has reduced to just 500 with the onslaught of power looms.

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/141103/nation-current-affairs/article/ilkal%E2%80%99s-famed-sarees-face-powerful-threat
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Proposal for development of handlooms, handicrafts and sericulture in the North Eastern Region

Related Keywords: Commerce and Industries, Govindas Konthoujam, handicraft, Manipur handloom industry, Minister of Sericulture, NERTPS, new textile policy, powerloom, Santosh Gangwar, sericulture, Textile ministery

New Delhi
Proposal for development of handlooms, handicrafts, sericulture in North East
Summary: 
The Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers was held on Wednesday at Scope Complex, Lodhi Road where Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Textiles Santosh Gangwar discussed the provisions of the proposed New Textile Policy such as introducing flexible labour laws and setting up integrated textile parks with States.

The Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers was held on Wednesday at Scope Complex, Lodhi Road where Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Textiles Santosh Gangwar discussed the provisions of the proposed New Textile Policy such as introducing flexible labour laws and setting up integrated textile parks with States.

Participating at the conference, Govindas Konthoujam, Minister of Sericulture, Commerce and Industries, Manipur introduced a brief account of the status of handloom industry in Manipur.

http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=7..250914.sep14
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Devangapuram handloom losing grounds over competition from powerloom

Related Keywords: Devangapuram Handloom Weavers Society, Devangapuram weavers, inability to modernise, mundus and sarees, poor markeing, powerloom, unique design and quality, verge of extinction

Palakkad
Devangapuram handloom losing grounds to powerloom
Summary: 
The weavers of Devangapuram, near Chittur, are on the verge of extinction due to poor marketing of the product and tough competition from powerlooms who can sell their produce at cheaper rates. Devangapuram Handloom Weavers Society is the lone body that is engaged in weaving work in the village.

The weavers of Devangapuram, near Chittur, are on the verge of extinction due to poor marketing of the product and tough competition from powerlooms who can sell their produce at cheaper rates. Devangapuram Handloom Weavers Society is the lone body that is engaged in weaving work in the village.

But, the Handloom Society in Devangapuram due to cash crunch it undertakes only small weaving works such as ‘set mundu’ and other items, mainly to cater to the festival season.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/Weavers-of-Devangapuram-Handloom-Village-Unveil-a-Tale-of-Extinction/2014/09/11/article2425182.ece
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