New textile policy aims to achieve $300 bn textiles exports by 2025

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2017-03-27 15:00:00 – New Delhi

The new textile policy aims to achieve $300 billion textiles exports by 2024-25 and envisages creation of additional 35 million jobs with focus on a three-pronged approach to boost the growth of Indian handicraft sector facing tough competition from international players.

The Textiles Ministry is currently engaged in consultation with stakeholders including states and working out the financial implications of the policy with its finance counterpart.

It had set up an expert committee headed by Ajay Shankar, member secretary, national manufacturing competitiveness council, for review and revamp of the textile policy 2000.

According to sources, the approach involves incentivising expansion of production base for quality manufacturing of handicraft products used for interior decoration and lifestyle purposes.

A senior Textile Ministry official said that they are focusing on promoting premium handicraft products for the niche market along with preservation and protection of heritage and endangered crafts.

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