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Demand for inclusion of embroidery and zari sectors in A-TUFS by SGCCI

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2016-07-18 14:00:00 – Surat

In cluster like Surat, the country’s largest man-made fabric MMF hub, there are around 1.50 lakh embroidery units working in decentralized and unorganized sector. Each process in garments manufacturing is carried out by distinctly by different units. Despite of this the embroidery sector has been excluded from getting the benefits of subsidy under Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (A-TUFS).

On the other hand, cops winder, considered as import machinery in weaving preparatory is excluded from the machinery list under A-TUFs.

The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) office-bearers stated that the embroidery machines qualify for subsidy in A-TUF only if they are used in the readymade garment units only while; the Zari units have found no mention in the A-TUFs.

The SGCCI has demanded that the embroidery and zari sectors in MMF hub in Surat should be included in the recently announced A-TUFS by the Ministry of Textiles.

The SGCCI submitted a detailed list of memorandum to Textile Commissioner, Dr Kavita Gupta, who was on a day's visit in the city on Saturday.

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