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    Press Releases

    19-December 2011

    Sericulture Industry

    The silk industry in India is showing a steady increase in the production of Raw Silk in the country. Total Raw silk production in India during the last 3 years (2008-09 to 2010-11) is furnished below:

    Year Raw Silk production (in M.Ts) Consumption (in M.Ts)
    2008-09 18,370 27,400
    2009-10 19,690 28,300
    2010-11 20,410 29,300
    2011-12 23,230 (anticipated) 10,062 (actual till September, 2011) 30,250 (anticipated)

    Export earnings from Silk-Goods for the last three years (2008-09 to 2010-11) and for current year 2011-12 (till August, 2011) is given below

    # Item of Exports 2008-09 Crore Rs. Mn. US$ 2009-10 Crore Rs. Mn.US$ 2010-11* Crore Rs. Mn.US$ 2011-12# Crore Rs. Mn.US$
    1. Natural Silk Yarn, Fabrics, Made ups 2127.72 462.65 1971.98 415.59 2123.21 466.03 379.33 84.75
    2. Readymade Garments 986.57 214.52 854.95 180.18 683.31 149.98 569.27 127.18
    3. Silk Carpets 58.67 12.76 40.59 8.55 21.10 4.63 3.40 0.76
    4. Silk Waste 5.23 1.14 24.92 5.25 36.14 7.93 9.98 2.23
    Total 3178.19 691.06 2892.44 609.57 2863.76 628.57 961.98 214.92

    Source: DGCI&S, Kolkata * Provisional # Till August, 2011

    Steps taken by Central Silk Board (CSB) to enhance the silk production:-

    In order to increase the production of silk in the country, the Central Silk Board/MoT is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme viz “Catalytic Development Programme” (CDP) in collaboration with sericulture departments in all the States, during the XI Plan. Under this scheme, financial assistance is provided to the stakeholders of silk industry in the country through the respective State Governments. The components under CDP envisaged development and expansion of host plant, development of farm and post cocoon infrastructure, up-gradation of reeling and processing technologies in silk, Enterprise Development Programme, support for extension and publicity etc. The components under CDP are beneficial for both existing and new farmers for practicing sericulture.

    The following measures have been taken to increase the silk production in the country and to make it competitive with the global markets:

    • Strengthening the Research & Development systems to improve the levels of cocoon production and productivity.
    • Evolving new Bivoltine Breeds with assistance from the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) through R&D
    • institutes. Commercial Exploitation of these breeds has resulted in the production of International Standard Import Substitute grade of mulberry raw silk in the country.
    • Development of new varieties of mulberry plants with higher yields resulting in significant improvement in silk productivity.
    • Implementing Silkworm Seed Act to bring quality standards in silkworm seed production to improve the productivity and quality of silk.
    • Encouraging production of value added mulberry and Vanya Silk products with internationally acceptable design input with the help of well known designers and popularization of the same through exhibitions both at domestic and international levels.
    • Launching of “Silk Mark” scheme which is a “Hall-Mark” for the products made from pure natural Silk and it guarantees the purity of silk products. It also plays an important role in brand promotion of Indian Silk in domestic and Export markets.
    • Establishment of Automatic Reeling Units in AP, TN & Karnataka:

    6 Automatic Reeling Machines (ARM) have already been established during tenth and XI Plan, two the state of Karnataka- at Ramanagaram & Channapatna, two in Andhra Pradesh –at Janagaon & Hindupur and two in Tamilnadu at Gobichettipalayam & Tiruppur. During the remaining period of XI Plan, one more ARM Unit is to be established in Tamil Nnadu at Edappadi in Salem district.

    Establishment of Certified Multi-end Reeling Units:

    203 multi end reeling units (186 units of 10 basins and 17 units of 20 basins) have been sanctioned and CSB`s share of subsidy has been released for its establishment.
    • Support for certified Handlooms and looms up-gradation:

    Based on the proposals received from the State Governments, the Board has sanctioned 4,513 Certified Handlooms and 9,523 loom up-gradation. CSB`s share of subsidy have also been released.
    • Establishment of Eri Spun Silk Mills:

    Three Eri Spun Silk Mills have been established at Hindupur (in AP), Kokrajhar & Guwahati (in Assam). These Units have started commercial production. One more unit is to be set up at Raipur in Chhattisgarh state.

    The fund allocated under CDP for development of sericulture in the country including Karnataka during the last three years are as under:-

    (Rs. in Lakhs)
    2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
    CDP Funds Allocation for allocated Karnataka for all States CDP Funds Allocation allocated for for all States Karnataka CDP Funds Allocation allocated for for all States Karnataka
    9074.75 1876.63 14406.22 2355.10 26089.20 5757.67

    This information was given by Smt. Panabakka Lakshmi, , Minister of State for Textiles , in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
    Last edited by ca_news; 20-12-2011 at 11:00 AM.

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    19-December 2011

    Export of Textile Products

    There has been an increase in production of cotton spun yarn, cloth and other textiles & clothing items in the last three years. As per latest available statistics, for the period 2008-09 to 2010-11, production of cotton increased from 4930 million kgs. to 5525 million kgs., spun yarn from 3912 million kgs to 4713 million kgs, fabric from 54966 million sq. mtr to 62542 million sq. mtrs, man-made fibre increased from 1066 million kgs to 1285 million kgs. and man-made filament yarn from 1418 million kgs. to 1550 million kgs. The foreign exchange earned by exports of textiles & clothing products during the period 2008-09 to 2010-11 is USD 70.5 billion. Targets for 2008-09 and 2010-11 aggregated to USD 52.04 billion. No targets were set for 2009-10 due to global recession. Foreign exchange earnings from textiles exports in the current financial year (April-July 2011) are USD 10.32 billion against USD 7.75 billion during the corresponding period of financial year 2010-11. Government has introduced several export promotion measures in the Union Budget 2011-12 as well as through schemes of Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14, including incentives 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 etc. to increase the Indian shares in the global trade of textiles and clothings.

    The details of production and exports of cotton as estimated by CAB and Minimum Support Price (MSP) of the two basic varieties of cotton viz., Medium Staple Length Cotton having Staple Length of 24.5 to 25.5 mm with micronaire value of 4.3 to 5.1 and Long Staple Length Cotton having Staple Length of 29.5 to 30.5 mm with micronaire value of 3.5 to 4.3 announced by the Ministry of Agriculture, for the last three cotton season (Oct-Sept) i.e. 2008-09, 2009-10 & 2010-11 alongwith current cotton season 2011012 is given at Annexure-I.


    Cotton production and export of cotton

    Cotton Year (Oct. – Sept.) Production (in lakh bales of 170 kgs each) Export (in lakh bales of 170 kgs each) Minimum Support Price in `/ Quintal
    Medium Staple Length (24.5mm – 25.5mm) Long Staple Length (29.5mm – 30.5mm)
    2008-09 290 35 2500 3000
    2009-10 305 83 2500 3000
    2010-11 325 (P) * 70 (P) * 2500 3000
    2011-12 356 (P) * 80 (P) * 2800 3300

    P- Provisional

    * As estimated by CAB in its meeting held on 15.11.11 for the cotton season 2011-12.

    As per the International Cotton Advisory Committee’s monthly issue for Dec 1, 2011, the Indian share in terms of production as compared to other countries particularly China, Bangladesh and Vietnam for the current cotton season 2011-12 is as under:-

    Production in Million Tons Production in Lakh bales of 170 kgs each % of share on the world production
    World cotton production 26.879 1581.00 ---
    China 7.194 423.00 26.76
    India 6.052 356.00 22.51
    Bangladesh 0.014 0.82 0.05
    Vietnam 0.005 0.30 0.019

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

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    19-December 2011

    Import/Export of Jute Products

    Minimum Support Price (MSP) for raw jute is fixed every year to protect the interest of farmers. The minimum support price is fixed by the Government on the basis of recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP). While formulating the agricultural price policy, CACP takes into account various factors such as cost of production, overall demand/supply situation, domestic and international prices and effect of minimum support price on general price level. The cost of production considered by the CACP and the MSP of raw jute during the last four years is given below:-
    (Rs.per quintal)
    Cost of Production as per CACP
    %age increase/decrease
    %age increase/decrease
    2008-09 1089 8.95% 1250 18.48%
    2009-10 1193 9.55% 1375 10.00%
    2010-11 1301 9.05% 1575 14.54%
    2011-12 1496 14.98% 1675 6.34%
    Source: CACP

    The Jute Corporation of India (JCI) is the nodal agency of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India for procurement of raw jute through its 171 purchase centres and State cooperative bodies in all major jute growing states at MSP declared by the Govt. of India. The Jute Corporation of India started Minimum Support Price (MSP) operations from 12-10-2011. Till 12-12-2011, 1,20,438 quintals of different grades of jute have been procured from farmers. Due to the mechanism in place of procurement of raw jute by JCI directly from the farmers, the prices are not allowed to fall below MSP so as to avoid hardship to the farmers as well as eliminate the middlemen.

    The exports of jute products during the last three years and current year are as under:

    Year Quantity
    ( in thousand MT)
    (Rs. in crore)
    2008-09 199.8 1216.16
    2009-10 110.5 859.49
    2010-11 199.3 1363.29
    2011-12 (April-August) 76.1 575.53
    Source: National Jute Board

    The imports of jute products during the last three years and current year are as under:

    Year Quantity
    ( in thousand MT)
    (Rs. in crore)
    2007-08 57.68 138.09
    2008-09 70.94 202.99
    2009-10 112.8 453.2
    2010-11 (April-August) 48.7 215.4
    Source: National Jute Board

    Government has taken various steps from time to time to augment the production and procurement the jute in the country. Some of important steps are as under:-

    • Jute Technology Mission (JTM) with an outlay of Rs.355 crore is being implemented during the 11th Five Year Plan. Under the JTM, several schemes are operational under the Mini Mission I, II & III which benefit jute growers and encourage them for jute production. Mini Mission-I aims towards strengthening agriculture research and development in jute sector for improving the yield and quality. Mini Mission-II is targeted towards transfer of improved technology and agronomic practices in production and post harvesting phase. Under Mini-Mission-III, market linkage of raw jute is provided in all jute growing states.
    • National Jute Board and Jute Corporation of India are working on projects with National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology (NIRJAFT) and Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres (CRIJAF) to develop better jute seeds and to improve agronomical practices for jute cultivation.

    (ii) Minimum Support Price for raw jute and mesta is fixed every year to encourage farmers to grow more jute.
    (iii) Jute Corporation of India and National Jute Board has been distributing certified seeds to farmers for increasing productivity.
    • In order to encourage jute production, Government has continued the policy for compulsory packaging of foodgrains & Sugar in jute bags.

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

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    19-December 2011

    Exports of Handloom

    Statewise details of production /sale and exports of handloom/powerloom products are not maintained. However, handloom and powerloom cloth production and export of handloom products during the last three years is given below:

    Year Handloom Powerloom
    Cloth production
    (Million Sq. Mtrs)
    (Rs. in crore)
    Cloth production (Mn. Sq. Mtrs)
    2008-09 6677 ** 33648
    2009-10 6806 1252.81 36997
    2010-11 6949 1662.89 37929

    ** In the absence of separate ITC (HS) codes for handloom products, the export data before 2009-10 is not available.
    The export data of exclusively powerloom products are not available, however exports textiles (excluding handicrafts, jute & coir) during 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 was Rs. 89306.20 crore, Rs. 99704.34 crore and Rs. 113845.11 crore respectively.

    In order to promote export of handloom products, the Government of India has been implementing the following marketing and incentive Schemes: -

    i) Marketing & Export Promotion Scheme
    ii) Marketing Development Assistance Scheme
    iii) Focus Market Scheme
    iv) Focus Product Scheme
    v) Market Access Initiative Scheme
    vi) Duty Drawback Scheme.

    The Hank Yarn Packing Obligation prescribes that, every producer of yarn who packs yarn for civil consumption shall pack yarn in hank form in each quarterly period commencing from January/March and in every subsequent quarterly period in proportion of not less than 40% of total yarn packed by him during each quarterly period of civil consumption, provided that not less than 80% of the yarn required to be packed in hank form shall be of counts 80s & below.

    The objective of Hank Yarn Packaging Obligation is to ensure adequate supply of hank yarn at reasonable price to handloom sector and it does not provide subsidized yarn.

    The items for exclusive production by the handloom sector are reviewed from time to time. At present there are 11 items reserved for exclusive production on handlooms under the Handlooms (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act, 1985. No review has been proposed at present.

    The Government of India is implementing Integrated Handlooms Development Scheme to provide need based inputs to clusters of 300 – 500 handlooms or Groups of 10 – 100 weavers for making them self sustainable by providing them financial assistance for margin money, new looms and accessories, design input, skill up-gradation, marketing opportunities etc. So far 551 cluster projects and 2012 Group Approach projects have been sanctioned during the Eleventh Five Year Plan.

    In addition to the above, Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) has been introduced in 2008-09 with an objective to empower handloom weavers and build their capacity to enhance competitiveness of their products in the domestic as well as global market in a sustainable and reliant manner. The scheme covers clearly identifiable geographical locations with at least 25,000 looms in which Government of India’s financial support would be upto Rs.70 crore. Four such Mega Handloom Clusters have been sanctioned so far at Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Sivasagar (Assam), Virudhunagar (Tamil Nadu) and Murshidabad (West Bengal) covering a target group of about one lakh handloom weavers.

    Further, 20 large clusters, each covering about 5000 handloom weavers in each cluster have also been sanctioned with a Government of India contribution of Rs.2 crore for each such cluster. This covers target group of about another one lakh beneficiaries.

    Regular monitoring of the schemes is being done through field visits, calling physical and financial progress reports and quarterly meetings with the State Directors in-charge of Handlooms so as to ensure optimum utilization of allocated funds for the benefit of handloom weavers.

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

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    22-December 2011

    All India Powerloom Board Reconstituted

    The All India Powerloom Board has been reconstituted w.e.f. 22.12.2011 under the Chairmanship of Minister of Textiles for a period of two years with the following composition taking into account regional representation from different States representing the Powerloom sector:

    The Board will now consist of the following members:


    1. Minister of Textiles,
    Government of India,
    Udyog Bhavan,
    New Delhi.


    2. Minister of State (Textiles),
    Government of India,
    Udyog Bhavan,
    New Delhi.


    3. Secretary (Textiles),
    Government of India,
    Udyog Bhavan,
    New Delhi.


    4. Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser,
    Ministry of Textiles, New Delhi.

    5. Joint Secretary (In-charge of Powerlooms),
    Ministry of Textiles, New Delhi.

    6. Adviser (In-charge of Textiles),
    Planning Commission, Government of India,
    Yojana Bhavan, New Delhi.

    7. Development Commissioner / Additional Development Commissioner (SSI), Department of Medium and Small Scale Enterprises,
    Government of India, New Delhi.

    8. Chief General Manager / General Manager,
    National Bank of Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD),
    Bandra (East), Mumbai – 400 018.

    9. Chief General Manager / General Manager,
    Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Lucknow.

    10. Chief General Manager / General Manager,
    State Bank of India, Mumbai.

    11. Secretary / Director (In-charge of Powerlooms),
    Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.

    12. Secretary / Director (In-charge of Powerlooms),
    Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai.

    13. Secretary / Director (In-charge of Powerlooms),
    Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

    14. Secretary / Director (In-charge of Powerlooms),
    Government of Tamil Nadu,
    Deptt. of HL, Handicrafts, Khadi & Textile Chennai.

    15. Director, South India Textile Research Association (SITRA),

    16. Director, Northern India Textile Research Association, Ghaziabad.

    17. Chairman, Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council, Mumbai.


    18. Shri P.N. Patil, Sadolikar(Ex-MLA),
    At/Post: Sadoli Khalsa Tal.:Karveer,
    Distt. Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

    19. Shri Anil Dattatraya Palli, Bhudatta Sacan,
    590, New Pachcha Path, Solapur-413005.

    20. Prof. Ajay Laxmipati, 1182, Pachcha Peth,
    Walchand College Road, Solapur-413006.

    21. Shri Shekhar Promod Shende,
    Distt. Wardha, Maharashtra.

    22. Shri M.S. Kamaraj, 9/5, 1st Cross Street,
    West CIT Nagar, Chennai-35,Tamil Nadu.

    23. Shri P. Pamasamy Pannaiar, 63/7, North Street,
    Chatrapatty-626 102. Rajapalayam(Taluk), Tamil Nadu.

    24. Shri S.R. Azhagappan,3/15, Baharathi Nagar,
    3rd Street, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore-45,
    Tamil Nadu.

    25. Shri M.P. Sathyendran, 110-D,
    Namasivayam Pillai Street, G.S.T.Road,
    Thirupparangundram, Madurai-625 005.
    Tamil Nadu.

    26.Shri Mahendra Oswal, C/o Surat City Bus,
    T.P. No.6, F.P. No.378 Near Rokadia Hunuman Tample,
    Kharwar Nagar Udhna Main Road, Surat-394210.

    27. Shri. Salim Shaikh, Surat.

    28. Shri M.M. Pathan, Pathan Vada,
    Salyed Vada (Tal Vada Road),
    At Post: Petiad-388 450. Gujarat.

    29. Shri Hasmukhbhai Madhabhai Desai,
    463, Lalita park Society, B/h. Kantareshwar
    Mahadev Tample, Katargam, Surat-395004.

    30. Shri Isukapalli Rama Krishnam Raju,

    31. Shri T.V. Ratna Rao, 7-1-215/3/A,
    Dharamkaram Road, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-16.

    32. Shri Pulipat Deeraj Kumar,H.No.4-96/3,
    Chanola Nagar, Serlingampally, Hyderabad-50.

    33. Shri Pavalendla Sridhar, Kalwakurthy Gandhinagar,
    Mehboob Nagar, Andhra Pradesh.

    34. Shri Shaukat Ansari, H.No.11/1296, Ali Ahangran,
    Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh-247 001.

    35. Shri Sohail Nomani Ansari, Niaz Mohammedpura,
    Maunath Bhanjan, Distt. Mau-275 101. (U.P.)

    36. Shri Arif Masood, 16, Grain Markket,
    Shahjahanabad, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

    37. Shri Sanjeev Saxena, 3/34, MANIT Campus,
    Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

    38. Shri Piyush Sharma, Laxmi Villas,
    Hoshanagabad, Madhya Pradesh-461 001.

    39. Shri Syed Farooq Ali, 52-B, Prince Colony,
    Idgah, Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

    40. Shri Ramesh Kumar Garg, Warraich Colony,
    Behind Bus Stand, Samana, Distt. Patiala

    41. Shri Rajiv Singla, H.No.18/9, Ram Basti,
    Behind Post Office, Samana,
    Distt.Patiala, Punjab.

    42. Shri G. Panneer Selvan, Panna Villai Thuckaly,
    P.O. Distt. Kanya Kumari, Tamil Nadu.

    43. Shri Dinesh Mahajan, Pathankot.

    44. Shri Dhruv Aggarwal, R/o-26, G.F.., H.I.G. Flats,
    Rajguru Nagar, Ludhiana-141001(Punjab).

    45. Shri Sanjay Pariwal,
    K-4, Bapu Nagar, Bhilwada, Rajasthan.

    46. Shri Sachin Rathi,
    D-16, Basant Vihar, Bhilwada, Rajasthan.

    47. Shri R.L. Toshniwal, Basnswada Syntex,
    Banswada. Rajasthan.

    48. Shri Rampal Soni, 1, Shastri Nagar,
    Bhilwara, Rajasthan.

    49. Shri Venkata Rao Khewji,R/o Mudhol,
    Sedam Taluk, Distt. Gulbarga, Karnataka.

    50. Shri Master Shivanna, Cubbon Pete,
    Govindappa Road, Bangalore-560018.

    51. Shri M.Ramachandrappa,141, Bespra Veedhi,
    Yelahantca, Bangalore, Karnataka.

    52. Shri V. Lokesh, Ganga Manna Gudi Bedhi,
    TYMAGONDALU,Town Nela Manglu, Taluke,
    Bangalore(Rural Distt.), Karnataka.

    53. Shri C. Lakshminarayan, Ex-Muncipal President,
    “Shaliyahana” Kumbarpet, Malur, Distt.Kolar, Karnataka.

    54. Shri R.S. Krishnaiah Setty,
    319, Tyagaraj Colony, Mulbagal-563131.

    55. Shri Des Raj Gaba, House No.3, Mall Road,
    Karnal, Haryana.

    56. Shri Naresh Jaglan, M/s K.R. Enterprises,
    Gohana Road,Naultha, Distt. Panipat, Haryana.

    57. Mrs. Mohammedi, Vill. Basai Meo, PO Biwan,
    Teh. Ferozepur Jhirka Distt. Mewat-Nuh-122104, Haryana.

    58. Sh. Om Prakash, R/o VPO Keharwala(Via Goriwala) Distt. Sirsa, Haryana.

    59. Shri. Manish Sharma, M.P. R/o,266, Dhanwatari Nagar,
    Annapurna Main Road, Indore-452 012.

    Member Secretary

    60. Textile Commissioner, Office of the Textile Commissioner,


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    Thumbs up 4 Lakh Jobs to be Created by New Sitps 1.5 Lakh Textiles Workers to Be Trained By March 2012 Rs 350 Crore Textiles Park to be Set up in Africa.

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    23-December 2011

    4 Lakh Jobs to be Created by New Sitps
    1.5 Lakh Textiles Workers to Be Trained By March 2012
    Rs 350 Crore Textiles Park to be Set up in Africa

    Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Textiles Meets

    Union Minister of Commerce, Industry and Textiles Shri Anand Sharma has exhorted textiles industry to improve its competitiveness at the global stage. Speaking at the Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Textiles, here today Shri Sharma said “besides nurturing what we have, it is essential to remain globally competitive. Increasing employability and staying competitive are key objective for us.” The Parliamentary Consultative Committee discussed Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) and Scheme for Integrated Textiles Parks (SITP).

    Shri Sharma informed the members that the Indian Textiles Industry has an overwhelming presence in the economic life of the country. The sector contributes 14% of industrial production, 4% of GDP and 10.63% of country’s export earnings. It provides direct employment to over 35 million people, which includes a substantial number of SC/ ST, and women. The Textiles sector is the second largest provider of employment after agriculture. Plan allocation of Textiles under the 11th FYP was Rs. 14000 Crores which was enhanced by Rs. 5000 Crores to Rs. 19000 Crores. Government has formulated the National Fibre Policy to provide a holistic boost to the development of the sector.

    On Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS), the Minister explained that it focuses on creation of a large variety of skills – from basic to specialized – to meet the needs of the industry. The Textile sector is the second largest employment generating sector and requires a diversified portfolio of skills both across sub sectors and across processes. Skill creation under this sector is therefore strongly linked to quality standards and competitiveness, especially in export markets. As on date, 18 institutions are being funded under the first component and 12 organizations have been selected under the second. Ministry is developing a skill exchange portal and an MIS portal. These portals will help improve scheme implementation. Under the scheme projects amounting to Rs. 423 Crores for component I and Rs. 60 Crores for Component II approved and against Target of 2.5 lac textiles workers to be trained, a target of 1.5 lac workers would be achieved by March 2012.

    On Scheme for Integrated Textiles Parks (SITP) the Minister informed that in the 11th Five year plan 40 Integrated Textile Parks were sanctioned, with a financial allocation of Rs. 1400 Crores. Of these, 7 parks have been completed, 14 parks have drawn 90% of grants and 15 parks are in progress. Government has sanctioned 21 new parks in October 2011 to generate Rs.9000 Crores worth of investment in the textile sector and create employment for 4 lakh workers. SITP scheme has attracted international attention and PM has announced setting up of an Integrated Textile Park in Africa with an outlay of Rs 350 Crores under the India Africa Forum Summit II Declaration.

    Minister also informed the members about the recently approved packages for weavers.

    Shri Mahendra Kumar Roy of Jalpaiguri raised the issues pertaining to the jute sector and asked the government look into the problems of jute growers and mill workers. Shri P Vishwanath raised the issue of Kancheepuram textiles industry. Shri Kanjibhai Patel sought details about the PPP component of the ISDS scheme and the criteria of selection of SITPs.

    Minister of State Smt Panabaka Lakshmi and Secretary Textiles Smt Rita Menon were also present along with Senior officers and key stakeholders.


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    Thumbs up Anand Sharma Chairs 17th Convocation of National Institute of Fashion Technology NIFT Gains International Profile with Global tie ups.

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    27-December 2011

    Anand Sharma Chairs 17th Convocation of National Institute of Fashion Technology
    NIFT Gains International Profile with Global tie ups

    Shri Anand Sharma the Union Minister of Commerce, Industry & Textiles has asked fresh graduates of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to embrace the traditional knowledge of design in their work and keep their connect with ethics and ethos alive. “Our country is a rich nation in terms of tradition and old practices of design NIFT students and faculty have to adopt and take this forwarded as a responsibility” he said at the convocation ceremony at the NIFT. The Minister congratulated the NIFT for completing 25 years. The fresh batch of graduates and post-graduates from class of 2011 were awarded Degrees in the Convocation Ceremony by the Textiles Minister. Board of Governors of NIFT and distinguished experts from the industry were also present on the occasion. Shri Sharma said that, Indian fashion Industry is still evolving but surely it has made its mark. “It has been a long journey and need is to keep creating hopes and harvesting dreams”. Minister lauded NIFT efforts is preserving and propagating the traditional arts and crafts of India at local and regional level.

    Ms. Monika S. Garg the Direct General of NIFT while addressing the gathering said that, “NIFT is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises an approach of knowledge transfer, here academic strategy embraces internationalism and facilitate an invigorating thought- process which is multidisciplinary and dynamic.” She informed that, this year in the presence of the Prime Ministers of both the countries at Dhaka, NIFT entered into an association with BGMEA Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangladesh for collaboration in various areas based on building specific professional competencies. We are confident that this endeavour will identify placement & job opportunities for NIFTians in Bangladesh. The institute this year has enhanced the international visibility and standing. NIFT has entered into a strategic alliance with the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA in the form of Dual Degree. Our strategy seeks to realize the opportunities to find the better placement options for the students in India and overseas.

    National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is the premier institute of fashion education in India under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Today, NIFT has fifteen Centers in India. Since 1987 it has produced designers and fashion entrepreneurs who have shaped the Indian fashion industry into a global leader. The Director General also appraised the gathering that over the last few years NIFT has undertaken strategic steps to forge international linkages with International schools of repute. Currently, NIFT has over 30 MOUs with foreign fashion schools for student & faculty exchange, conferences, seminars and exhibitions. In 2011, existing MoUs have been reviewed. 4 new ones have been signed with international institutes like Fashion Institute of Technology, New York; BGMEA Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangladesh; University of Wolverhampton, UK and Royal Academy of Arts, the Hague. NIFT has also entered into a MoU with the Textile Committee to increase the knowledge base of its faculty, students and research scholars. As part of this agreement, facilities like library, publications, laboratories etc are made available by the Textile Committee to NIFT for research purposes. Ms.Monika S. Garg, Director General, NIFT, while presenting the annual Academic Report, recounted the journey of NIFT through expansion, extension and benchmarking in fashion education.

    As per NIFT policy after completion of 4 years the complete curriculum is reviewed incorporating views from industry and alumni. Accordingly, an elaborate and intensive exercise of peer and industry review of the curriculum of their respective departments was carried out by the Chairpersons in January, 2011. Two day workshops were organized for each discipline in NIFT Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar, in which peer institutes, industry members, NIFT alumni and faculty participated. The focus was on dynamic and emerging needs of the industry and future trends. The new curriculum has been implemented w.e.f. July 2011 onwards.

    Built into the academic curriculum are internship, industry visits, outbound programmes as well as real life projects, seminars and interactions which provide opportunities for students to appreciate and understand the working of the industry. The institute also undertakes research and consultancy projects for the industry with its expertise in Design, Management and Technology at strategic and operational levels. The students get the opportunity to work in stimulating environment with industry projects focusing on integrative abilities that use skills ranging from technical expertise to creative exposure.

    As an attempt to inculcate social awareness, the Craft Cluster Project has been woven into the Academic Calendar. Understanding the social responsibility towards this sector, the NIFT students continue to contribute to the clusters through design intervention and product diversification.

    In all, 1492 graduates of from ten streams of study and from nine Centers of NIFT were awarded Degrees. Hon`ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Textiles Shri Anand Sharma delivered the convocation address. The Hon’ble Minister called upon the students to uphold the tradition of excellence inculcated in NIFT while they carved out brilliant careers for themselves in their chosen fields.

    Shri Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, Board of Governors of NIFT addressed the gathering and congratulated the graduating students.

    Sr. Prof. Banhi Jha, Dean (Academic) presented the Vote of Thanks.


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    Press Releases

    27-December 2011

    21 New Textiles Parks to Bring Rs 9000 Cr Investments
    Major Relief to Weavers through Loan Waiver and Comprehensive Package

    Year End Review of Textiles Ministry


    The Indian Textiles Industry has an overwhelming presence in the economic life of the country. Textiles sector contributes 14% of industrial production, 4% of GDP and 10.63% of country’s export earnings. It provides direct employment to over 35 million people, which includes a substantial number of SC/ ST, and women. The Textiles sector is the second largest provider of employment after agriculture.

    Indian Textiles industry was growing at 3-4% in the last 6 decades. Under 11th Five Year Plan (FYP) it was projected to accelerate to a growth rate of 16% in value and should reach the value of USD 115 billion (exports USD 55 billion and domestic market USD 60 billion) by 2012. Exports are likely to reach USD 32 billion in 2011-12 and domestic market USD 55 billion.

    Key Achievements of the Ministry

    Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS): Government has enhanced the 11th Five Year Plan allocation for TUFS from Rs. 8000 core to Rs. 15,404 crore. TUFS has helped catalyse an investment of Rs. 2 lakh crore since its inception. The additional allocation is expected to catalyse an additional investment of Rs. 46,900 crore.

    E-Marketing: The e-marketing platforms have been developed by the Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India (CCIC), and the Handicrafts and Handlooms Export Corporation of India (HHEC).

    National Fibre Policy: The Draft fibre policy has been finalised and placed in the public domain.

    Marketing Initiatives: Niche handloom and handicraft products were given a marketing platform through 600 events all over the country. These generated a business of over Rs. 350 crore.

    National Textiles Corporation: NTC has modernised 17 mills. New Marketing initiative include new branding drive with new logo.

    Skill Development: Scheme on Integrated Skill Development Scheme targets to to train approximately 26.75 Lakhs persons over a period of 5 years (2.70 Lakhs persons in first two years); cover all segments under the ambit of the Ministry including: Textiles and Apparel; Handicrafts; Handlooms; Jute; and Sericulture. Scheme proposed for implementation under the 12th FYP with allocation of Rs. 3500 Cr. A target of 1.5 lac workers would be achieved by March 2012.

    Credit Linkages: 25,000 Artisan Credit Cards have been issued to artisans under the Credit Guarantee Scheme, over 1,65 lakh additional applications have been forwarded to banks for consideration.

    Welfare Schemes: Under Handloom Weavers’ Comprehensive Welfare Scheme, 16,11 lakh weavers and ancillary workers were given health insurance coverage and 5-10 lakh life insurance coverage. Under the Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojna, 7.33 lakh artisans were given health coverage.

    Financial package for handloom sector for waiver of overdue loans.

    During the Budget speech of 2011-12, the Finance Minister had announced that the Government of India would provide Rs 3000 crore for implementing the financial package for handloom sector for waiver of overdue loans. The Financial Package has been approved by the Government with an outlay of Rs. 3884 crore. This includes onetime waiver of overdue loans and interests as on 31st March, 2010, for loans disbursed to handloom sector. The Financial Package is expected to benefit about 3 lakh individual handloom weavers and 15000 cooperative societies, and they will be able to access institutional credit once again.

    (i) Comprehensive package for handloom weavers
    In order to address the two critical needs of cheap credit and cheap yarn, the Government has now approved a comprehensive package for handloom weavers. The brief details of interventions approved by the Government are as follows:

    Credit to handloom sector: The Government will provide assistance for the following:
    Margin money assistance will be provided @ Rs.4200 per weaver to individual weavers, their self help groups and joint liability groups by the Government so as to enable them to get fresh loans from the Financial Institutions. Interest Subvention of 3% per annum for 3 years. The loans extended by the Financial Institutions to the handloom weavers and their cooperative societies will be guaranteed for 3 years by the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE)

    (ii) Yarn supply to handloom sector: To address the issue of yarn availability at reasonable prices 10% price subsidy on silk and cotton hank yarn will be provided by the Government and enhancement of the freight reimbursement for transportation of different types of yarn used by the handloom sector in order to offset the increase in fuel cost.

    The projected financial outlay involved in the implementation of the comprehensive package during the current year and the 12th Plan period is Rs. 2362.15 crore. The entire funding will be provided by the Government of India.

    The projected financial outlay involved in the implementation of the comprehensive package during the current year and the 12th Plan period is Rs. 2362.15 crore. The entire funding will be provided by the Government of India.
    Other initiatives in Handloom sectors

    The Third All India Handloom Census (initiated in 2009-10) has been successfully completed. It is ascertained in the Census that nearly 43.31 lakh identify cards (PICs) to all of the handloom weaving and its ancillary activities. Government has issued Photo identity cards (PICs) to all of them.

    The Schemes of the Government of India have played an important role in support and preservation of traditional skills and to facilitate the market linkage for the benefit of the handloom weavers. In addition, 20 Pilot Projects are successfully running in major handloom states all over the country. 541 clusters and 1788 Group Approach Projects have also been developed. A budgetary support of Rs. 2.55 crore has been released to provide the weavers with margin money during the year 2010-11. Each weaver is provided with Rs. 6000 as margin money. To protect the distinctive identify of handloom products the Handloom Mark and Geographical indication (GI) registration has been provided to traditional handloom products from specific regions.

    21 new Textiles Parks under SITP
    Government has sanctioned 21 new Textiles Parks under the Scheme for Integrated Textiles Parks with a project cost of Rs. 2100 crores to be implemented over a period of 36 months. The new Textiles Parks would leverage an investment of over Rs. 9000 crores and provide employment to 4 lac textiles workers. Government sought to ensure balanced regional development, promote textiles industry in North Eastern States and in States where the industry is in a nascent stage of development and promote textiles parks in cooperative & handloom sectors. The product mix in these parks would include apparels and garments parks, hosiery parks, silk parks, processing parks, technical textiles including medical textiles, carpet parks, powerloom parks.

    • Achievements of National Textiles Corporation in 2010-11
    • A production value of Rs. 786 crore against Rs. 541 crore in the last year, showing an increase of 45 per cent.
    • Sales turnover has gone up by 39 per cent from Rs. 487 crore to Rs. 675 crore.
    • The net profit, including income derived out of sale assets, stands at Rs. 1,366 crore up from Rs. 103 crore.
    • As of March 1, 2011 the total sale of assets was concluded at Rs. 6317 crore, of which Rs 2,011 crore were realised during the year.
    • New brand RAASA was launched by the company in September 2010, for homeware products.
    • The first ever e-auction was conducted in July 2010. So far, the company has concluded 10 e-auctions.
    • NTC has modernised 17 mills.

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