Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Around Two-Fifths of the Readymade Garment Industry to Face 2% Excise Levy

Readymade Garment Industry

The financial year 2016-17 is knocking, and Finance Minister, Mr.Arun Jaitley has announced the budget. The budget hold quite a few changes for the textile industry on the whole, but the most glaring of them all is the proposal to levy excise duty of 2% on all readymade garments as well as made up textile articles, the retail price of which are Rs. 1000 and above.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

What lies in the budget for the textile industry?

Textile Budget

The budget for the financial year 2016-2017 is now out, and as expected it envelops various avenues for the textile industry as well. In the budget, Mr.Arun Jaitley, the finance Minister made numerous announcements, the most imperative of which was that the basic custom duty for raw materials that are used in technical textiles would be reduced to 2.5%. These raw materials would include fibres such as aramid flame retardant, para-aramid, nylon staple, nylon anti-static staple and modacrylic as well as yarns such as nylon 66 filament, flame retardant viscose rayon andpolyester anti-static filament. This is a welcome move, as it will ensure that the input cost for manufacturers of technical textiles is substantially reduced.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Delinking subsidy from bank loans a great boon for Indian textiles

Powerloom Machine

The Maharashtra Government, led by the Bhartiya Janata Party or the BJP has recently announced the provision of subsidy to owners of textile mills that wouldn’t be linked to bank loans. In what can be denoted a first-time move by the government, the textile industry on the whole would gain immense benefits. This has come to be of major relief to the large majority of Muslim powerloom owners, who had been demanding this delinking for a long time now. These Muslim powerloom owners, along with a large number of workers had always felt that the usury as well as the bank loans were against their religion, considering the fact that Islam does not allow the practise of taking or giving loans.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Union Minister Gangwar Up for Changes in Labour Laws

Labour Laws of India

Mr  Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister, Textile Ministry is of the opinion, that the government is required to initiate changes in the existing policies, especially those pertaining to the labour laws in order for the Indian Textile industry to lead the world, and gaining the number one position, thus beating China.

Monday, 7 March 2016

The Impact Of Use Of Intellect On American Textile

The history of American textiles can be traced right from the development of spinning jenny by James Hargreaves, wherein eight hand spinners were conveniently replaced by one operation. It was then that Samuel Slater assembled all such processes, and set up the first textile mill in the United States, in the year 1793, and hence came to be known as the father of the Industrial Revolution of America.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Textile Hub Proposed in Bengal

Eastern India, especially West Bengal is now looking at expanding its textile industries, and in fact becoming a textile hub for all we know. As a major step towards this goal, the state government has launched an initiative, with the objective of opening up somewhere over a dozen textile parks.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Textile Exporters and Importers Will Gain from Renewal of GSP

Textile Exporters and Importers Will Gain from Renewal of GSP

It took a long wait of more than 18 months, but eventually the US Government did renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) thereby enabling the duty-free entry of close to a whopping 3,500 product lines from Indian Exporters. These product lines are slated to include merchandise from numerous verticals including textiles, gems and jewellery, engineering and chemical products. This renewal has been given a retrospective extension ranging from the bygone August 2013 to December 2017.