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    Thumbs up Incentives for Textile Sectors.

    Press Releases
    03, August 2011

    Incentives for Textile Sectors

    The Foreign Trade Policy-2009-14 incorporates several measures of incentives for the export sector including the textiles and clothing viz. Inclusion of 26 new international markets under the Focus Market Scheme; enhancement of incentives available under Focus Market Scheme and Focus Product Scheme; broad basing the coverage of Market Linked Focus Product Scheme for textile products and extension of Market Linked Focus Product Scheme benefits for exports of textiles and clothing products to additional new markets. The Duty Entitlement Passbook Scheme has also since been extended from 30.6.2011 to 30.9.2011.

    The Excise Duty on branded readymade garments was converted from optional levy into a mandatory levy at unified rate of 10 per cent, is part of the Union Budget announcements on 28.2.2011. However, Government introduced certain modification on 24.03.2011 in the tariff structure for branded readymade garments and made-up articles of textiles whereby the tariff value notified under section 3 of the Central Excise Act for these items i.e. goods falling under Chapters 61, 62 and 63 (heading Nos. 63.01 to 63.08) has been reduced from 60% to 45% of the Retail Sale Price. The excise duty is to be paid on a reduced value that is 45% of the Retail Sale Price of the garment. The effective rate of duty is therefore, only 4.5% of the Retail Sale Price.

    This information was given by Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, Minister of State for Textiles, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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    Thumbs up Proposal for Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks.

    Press Releases
    03, August 2011

    Proposal for Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks

    Government proposes to set up new parks under Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP). The proposals received are As below

    S. No.
    Name of the Park
    Name of PMC
    1 NSP Infrastructure Private Limited, Surat, Gujarat UPICO
    2 Kejriwal Integrated Textile Park Pvt. Ltd., Surat, Gujarat IL&FS Clusters
    3 Birla Integrated Textile Park Ltd.,Amravati,Maharashtra UPICO
    4 Rainbow Integrated Texpark Ltd. Budhani, Madhya Pradesh Technopak
    5 Indiabulls SEZ Textile & Apparel Park, Nashik, Maharashtra Technopak
    6 Mewar Integrated Textile Park, Bhilwara, Rajasthan IL&FS Clusters
    7 Himmada Integrated Textile Park, Balotra,Rajasthan Technopak
    8 Kallappanna Awade Textile Park , Kolhapur,Maharashtra Magus
    9 Cannon Integrated Tex Park Infra Private Ltd. Kathua, J&K IL&FS Clusters
    10 Gujarat Eco Fashion Textile Park Limited, Surat, Gujarat IL&FS Clusters
    11 Amravati Integrated Textile Park, Amravati, Maharashtra Technopak
    12 Kagal industrial Textile Technology Park, Kolhapur, Maharashtra Technopak
    13 Khed Textile Park, Pune, Maharashtra Technopak
    14 Suryavanshi Integrated Apparel Park, Amravati, Maharashtra Technopak
    15 Gulbarga Textile Park Ltd., Gulbarga, Karnataka IL&FS Clusters
    16 Bangloi Integrated Textile Park, Dimapur, Nagaland Technopak
    17 Prag Jyoti Textile Park Pvt. Ltd., Darrang, Assam Magus
    18 Jammu & Kashmir Textile Park, Kathua, J&K IL&FS Clusters
    19 Ksheerapuri Handloom Private Ltd., Chirala, Andhra Pradesh IL&FS Clusters
    20 Rajasthan Integrated Apparel City, Bhiwadi, Rajasthan IL&FS Clusters
    21 SABS Textile Park, Mehbubnagar, AP IL&FS Clusters
    22 Hosiery Park, Howrah ICICI Winfra
    23 Natureone Properties Pvt. Ltd. Magus
    24 Jaipur Kaleen Park Ltd., Dausa, Rajasthan IL&FS Clusters
    25 Asiatic Co-op Powerloom Textile Park Society Ltd., Solapur, Maharashtra IL&FS Clusters
    26 SLS Textile Park Pvt. Ltd, Bagalur, TN CS Architects
    27 Pallavada Technical Textile Park Ltd., Chennai,TN CS Architects
    28 GIDC Marsden Garment Park, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Technopak
    29 Sundararao Solanke Coop Textile Park, Maharashtra Technopak
    30 Ishaan Developers and Infrastructure Ltd, Amritsar, Punjab Magus
    31 Neuro Properties Pvt. Ltd, Raigarh, Maharashtra Magus
    32 Pradip Integrated Textile Park, Bhamsara Magus
    33 SVG Integrated Textile Park Ltd ., Jhagadia, Bharuch, Gujarat Magus
    34 Himachal Textile Park, Una, Himachal Pradesh CS Architects
    35 Tuljai Textile Integrated Park Pvt. Ltd., Osmanabad, Maharashtra Magus
    36 Suryalakshmi Apparel Park, Jadcheria, Mahbubnagar District, Andhra Pradesh Magus
    37 Siddheshwar Textile Park, Karnataka Magus
    38 Fabtech Integrated Textile Park Ltd., Sangola, Solapur, Maharashtra Magus
    39 Vastraa Infratec Pvt. Ltd (Medak,AP) Magus
    40 Ardham Logistics and Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. (Ahmedabad, Gujarat) Magus
    41 Great Asera Infrastucture Pvt. Ltd. (Wardha, Maharashtra), Arambakkam, Chennai Magus
    42 Satyaraj Integrated Textile Park Limited (Kolhapur, Maharashtra) Magus
    43 OM Sai Textile Park Pvt. Ltd (Karimnagar, AP) Magus
    44 Uttrakhand Textile Park Private Limited (Haridwar) IL&FS Clusters
    45 Maruti Hi-Tech Park Ltd.(Belgaum, Karnataka) Magus
    46 Ahmedabad Integrated Textile Park Pvt. Ltd.(Ahmedabad, Gujarat) Magus
    47 Lepakshi integrated Textile Park (Anantpura, AP) IL&FS Clusters
    48 Tarkett Industries Limited, Raigad Magus
    49 Koshal Handloom and Textile Ltd (Sonpur,Orissa) Magus
    50 Bellary Grament Export Cluster Private Ltd. (Bellary) IL&FS Clusters
    51 Edison Integrated Textile Park Pvt. Ltd. (Agartala,Tripura) Magus
    52 Nagaland Hi-Tech Weaving Park Pvt. Ltd, Dimapur, Nagaland UPICO
    53 SPML Tamil Nadu Integrated Textile Park, Annur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu IL&FS Clusters
    54 Whitegold Integrated Spintex Park IL&FS Clusters
    55 Shri Lakshmi Textile Park Kushal Global

    The Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) has been restructured w.e.f 28.04.2011 and provides 5% Interest Reimbursement and 10% capital subsidy on processing units within scheme allocation of Rs 1972 crores. In addition, Government has sanctioned Rs. 200 Crore additional central assistance for establishing Zero Liquid Discharge at Tirupur in the year 2010-11 to Tamil Nadu Government.

    This information was given by Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, Minister of State for Textiles, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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    Thumbs up Sachin Pilot Inaugurates the ‘Colours of Teej’.

    Press Releases
    03, August 2011

    Sachin Pilot Inaugurates the ‘Colours of Teej’

    The Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Shri Sachin Pilot inaugurated the ‘Colours of Teej’ an exclusive exhibition by artisans and weavers from Rajasthan, here today. Secretary Textiles. The Exhibition is part of the series of thematic Handicrafts Exhibitions that are organized on fortnightly basis in association with various State Handicrafts Development Organizations at Shilpi Haat at Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhavan. Secretary Textiles Smt Rita Menon was also present on the occasion.

    This special exhibition coinciding with Teej Festival is being organized from today till 12th August. The exhibition will feature wide range of handicrafts products from Rajasthan covering Miniature paintings, Tie & Dye Textiles, Phad paintings, Lac Bangles, Wood carvings , Leather works, Jutti, Jewellery etc. produced by Award winning artisans & Master crafts persons are on display and sale. During the weekend the cultural progrmmes will also be organized. The people of Delhi specially art lovers should utilize this rare opportunity of witnessing the entire range of Rajasthan Handicrafts at one place and extend their support for the artisans.

    The Shilpi Haat is another facility created by the Office of the Development Commissioner(Handicrafts) to provide Marketing avenue where 50 permanent stalls had been constructed for this purpose. This Haat is in operation since last November.

    The Handicrafts Sector plays a significant & important role in the country’s economy. It provides employment to a vast segment of craft persons in rural & Semi Urban areas and generates substantial foreign exchange for the country, while preserving its cultural Heritage.

    Office of the Development Commissioner(Handicrafts) under Ministry of Textiles is implementing various promotional and Developmental schemes for holistic growth and development of Handicrafts sector in the country.

    Marketing is one of the primary needs for a craftsman. Various Marketing interventions for extending Marketing Support at Domestic and International levels are organized under Marketing Support Service Scheme of this office.

    Round the year exhibitions programmes namely Gandhi Shilp Bazar, Crafts bazaars, Exhibitions, Sourcing shows are organized which give an opportunity to the crafts persons to participate directly for selling of their products to public. During 2011-12, 475 Domestic Marketing events are proposed to be conducted at different parts of the country and in 2010-11, 371 programmes had been organized.

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    Thumbs up Steps Taken by Governemnt to Solve Problems of Weavers and Artisans.

    Press Releases
    08, August 2011

    Steps Taken by Governemnt to Solve Problems of Weavers and Artisans

    Handloom weavers are facing hardship in carrying out their livelihood on handloom due to competition with power loom sector, marketing problem, infrastructural constraints and rising yarn prices. Similarly, the constraining features in the handicrafts sector are scarcity of appropriate raw material, lack of infrastructural facilities, lack of working capital, lack of knowledge about appropriate technology, lack of entrepreneurial skills among artisans and competition from machine made products.

    To solve the problem of credit being faced by the weavers, the Union Finance Minister in his budget speech (2011-12) has provided a financial package worth Rs.3000 crore for handloom weavers cooperative societies. This package will benefit approximately 15000 weavers’ societies and 3 lakh weavers across the country by writing off their overdue loans & interest. In order to address other problems faced by handloom weavers, five developmental and welfare schemes for weavers are being implemented by the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handlooms) during the ensuing XI Plan, which are:

    1) Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme

    2) Handloom Weaver`s Comprehensive Welfare Scheme

    3) Marketing & Export Promotion Scheme

    4) Diversified Handloom Development Scheme

    5) Mill Gate Price Scheme.

    Similarly, the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) is implementing following schemes for promotion and development of Handicraft sector and to solve the problems being faced by the Handicrafts artisans:

    (i) Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana (AHVY)

    (ii) Marketing Support and Services

    (iii) Design and Technology Upgradation

    (iv) Research and Development

    (v) Human Resource Development and

    (vi) Welfare Scheme for Handicrafts Artisans

    Suitable monitoring system is already in place for proper implementation of the aforesaid welfare schemes for the Weavers and handicrafts artisans. The implementation of the schemes are monitored regularly by the Officers both of the Offices of the Development Commissioner (Handlooms) and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). Progress of the schemes are also monitored by Senior officers of the Office of Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) and Secretary (Textiles). Based on the feedback, future interventions are decided. In order to make the implementation more effective, guidelines have been framed which are periodically revised to further strengthen the monitoring system.

    This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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    Thumbs up Salient Features of the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS).

    Press Releases
    08, August 2011

    Salient Features of the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS)

    The Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) provides plan support for modernization of textiles industry in the form of interest reimbursement and capital subsidy. The sectors benefited under TUFS are Spinning, Weaving, Processing, Technical Textiles, Jute, Silk, Garmenting, Cotton Ginning, Wool and Powerlooms. There is no statewise allocation of funds under TUFS. In the years 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 allocation under TUFS was Rs. 9159.18 crore and expenditure incurred was Rs. 7026.53 crore.

    The names of beneficiaries under TUFS for the period 1999 to 2011 are being collected from the nodal banks and Prime Lending Agencies. There are over 10,000 beneficiaries under the Scheme since 1999. Details of current beneficiaries bank wise are available on website txcindia.com of Textiles Commissioner.

    Government has not suspended/kept in abeyance any projects under TUFS.

    This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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    Thumbs up Financial Assistance to Textile Industry.

    Press Releases
    08, August 2011

    Financial Assistance to Textile Industry

    As on 31.05.2011, 127 cotton-man-made fibre textile mills (Non-SSI) were closed during the last 3 years. The State-wise details of the closed textile mills are given in Annexure.

    Government has setup Board for Industrial & Financial reconstruction (BIFR) under Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act with a view to arranging for the timely detection of sick and potentially sick companies and for the speedy determination of preventive and remedial measures which need to be taken in respect of such companies including units. There are 870 textile cases registered with BIFR as on 31/03/2010. Out of 127 mills closed as on 31.05.2011, 38 mills are registered with BIFR as on 31.3.2010. BIFR decides on reliefs / concessions to be given to sick units..

    41118 workers are on the rolls of closed cotton/man-made fibre textile mills (Non-SSI).

    In order to rehabilitate the workers rendered jobless due to permanent closure of Non-SSI, private textile mills, the Government of India formulated the Textile Workers’ Rehabilitation Fund Scheme (TWRFS). The relief under the Scheme is available only for three years on a tapering basis, 75% of the wage equivalent in the first year, 50% in the second year and 25% in the third year.

    The Government has also offered a liberal Modified Voluntary Retirement Scheme (MVRS) to the workers affected by the closure of unviable NTC mills. The scheme provides for increasing ex-gratia payment to the workers by 50% to 100% depending upon date of revision of wages.

    As per the export data compiled by Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS), Kolkata, during 2010-11 (Apr.-Oct.), the export of Fibre, yarn and Madeups registered an increase of over 13.0 %, 77% and 21%. The export of fabrics and Readymade garment (RMG), however, showed a decline of 2% and 6% respectively and the overall export of textile items increased by about 10% compared to the same period last year.

    ANNEXURE


    CLOSED COTTON MAN-MADE FIBRE TEXTILES MILLS (NON-SSI) DURING LAST THREE YEARS AND AS ON 31.05.2011
    Sr. No. State No. of closed mills 2008-09 No. of closed mills 2009-10 No. of closed mills 2010-11 Total
    1 Andhra Pradesh 0 2 2 4
    2 Assam 0 0 0 0
    3 Bihar 0 0 2 2
    4 Chhattisgarh 0 0 0 0
    5 Dadra Nagar Haveli 0 0 1 1
    6 Daman & Diu 0 0 1 1
    7 Gujarat 4 0 12 16
    8 Haryana 9 1 4 14
    9 Himachal Pradesh 0 0 1 1
    10 Jammu & Kashmir 0 0 0 0
    11 Karnataka 1 0 8 9
    12 Kerala 1 0 2 3
    13 Madhya Pradesh 0 1 8 9
    14 Maharashtra 0 0 2 2
    15 Manipur 0 0 0 0
    16 Orissa 0 0 1 1
    17 Pondicherry 0 0 0 0
    18 Punjab 0 0 7 7
    19 Rajasthan 1 2 1 4
    20 Tamil Nadu 9 3 31 43
    21 Uttar Pradesh 0 1 7 8
    22 Uttaranchal 0 0 0 0
    23 West Bengal 0 1 1 2
    TOTAL 25 11 91 127

    This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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    Thumbs up Revival Scheme for National Textile Corporation (NTC).

    Press Releases
    08, August 2011

    Revival Scheme for National Textile Corporation (NTC)

    The revival scheme for National Textile Corporation (NTC) approved by the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) envisages closure of 77 unviable mills and revival of 24 viable mills by NTC itself. State-wise list of these mills along with status of implementation as per BIFR recommendation is Annexed.

    Under the Modified Voluntary Retirement Scheme (MVRS), NTC has paid Rs.1585.18 Crores as compensation to 46014 employees of closed mills who opted for MVRS.

    As regards utilising the land of closed mills for residential cum-commercial purposes by the Government, there is no approved proposal.

    NTC has sold 1533.09 acres surplus land till date and has generated sale proceeds worth Rs.5987.41 crores.

    The revival of mills is through internal generation of resources by NTC from sale of surplus assets; there is no infusion of funds by Government.
    Annexure

    NTC mills closed / revived as per recommendation of BIFR

    S.N. State Number of NTC mills Status of implementation as per BIFR revival scheme
    Closed Revived
    1 Andhra Pradesh 5
    1* 1 mill partially modernised.
    2 Assam 1
    Nil Done
    3 Bihar 2
    Nil Done
    4 Chhattisgarh 1
    Nil Done
    5 Gujarat 10
    1 Done
    6 Karnataka 3
    1 Done
    7 Kerala
    Nil 4 Done
    8 Madhya Pradesh
    4 2 Done
    9 Maharashtra 21
    5 Done
    10 Puducherry
    Nil 1 Done
    11 Punjab 4
    Nil Done
    12 Rajasthan 2
    1* 1 mill slated for Technical Textiles.
    13 Tamil Nadu 5
    7* 1 mill partially modernised.
    14 Uttar Pradesh 10
    Nil Done
    15 West Bengal 9
    1 Done
    TOTAL
    77 24

    This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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    Thumbs up Details of Cotton/Yarn Export.

    Press Releases
    08, August 2011

    Details of Cotton/Yarn Export

    In the current cotton season 2010-11 cotton production has been projected at 325 lakh bales by the Cotton Advisory Board in their meeting held on 25.7.2011. Cotton export has been placed under OGL with effect from 2nd August, 2011 without any quantitative limit subject to registration with the DGFT.

    Government of India has taken the following measures, to protect the interests of the domestic textile producers / weavers of the domestic industry:

    · Duty drawback on cotton yarn was withdrawn w.e.f. 29.4.2010.

    · Strict monitoring of hank yarn obligation from 1.4.2010.

    · Cotton Yarn Advisory Board was constituted to monitor the domestic supply, consumption and export of cotton yarn.

    · Cotton Yarn Export has been placed under Open General Licence (OGL) with effect from 1st April, 2011 subject to registration of export contracts with Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).

    The number of spindles in the country is 47.57 million and the number of Rotors is 7.49 lacs. (Source – Textile Commissioner):

    India is a yarn surplus country, with domestic production exceeding domestic consumption. Details of Import and export of cotton yarn are as follows:
    (Mn. Kg)
    Item 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 (Prov.) 2010-11 (Prov.) (Apr.-Oct)
    Import 7.14 4.89 5.35 2.74
    Export 664.14 555.77 589.02 438.04

    Source: D.G. CIS, Kolkata.

    This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry Textiles, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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    Thumbs up Cotton Workshop in China.

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    08, August 2011

    Cotton Workshop in China


    An Indian delegation from Ministry of Textiles attended the 2 day cotton workshop in China convened by the International Cotton Advisory Committee on June 21-22, 2011. The workshop was also attended by official delegations from China, United States of America and Pakistan. The discussion centered on global practices for estimation of cotton production, cotton use, cotton stock and cotton prices. The delegates from India made presentations on Indian practices for Estimation of Cotton Production; Measuring Cotton Prices; Estimating Cotton Usage and Estimating Cotton Stocks.

    The Cotton Conference projected that world cotton production in 2011-12 cotton season is projected to rise by 8% to 26.9 million tons, cotton mill use will rise by 2% to 25 million tons, ending stocks will increase by 20% to 10.9 million stocks with global stock to use ratio increases from 37% in 2010-11 to 43% in 2011-12.

    This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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    Thumbs up Incentives to use Agro Textiles by Farmers.

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    24, August 2011

    Incentives to use Agro Textiles by Farmers

    Government has been promoting the use of Agro Textile products since the 8th Plan. Under the National Horticulture Mission (NHM), protected cultivation is one of the components under which the agro textiles/plastics are being promoted for Green House, Shade Net House, Plastic Tunnels and Plastic Mulching.

    The budgetary allocation made during 2011-12 for protected cultivation under NHM is Rs. 155.99 crore.

    There is no proposal to introduce new programmes under these components of NHM.

    This was stated by Smt. Panabakka Lakshmi, Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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