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Obituary : PT Kamdar

It is with deep sense of sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing away of Shri Pranlal Tapulal Kamdar on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Rajkot. Shri PT Kamdar was 83. He was not keeping well from last couple of years. He left behind his beloved wife Indira and daughters – Nitika Sanjiv Nandani and Roopa Dhanraj Mehta. Nitika, settled in Rajkot, is running a pathology laboratory with her MD Pathologist husband. Roopa is settled in Australia working as a Research Scientist in Australian Blood Bank. Her husband is a CA. Continue reading Obituary : PT Kamdar

Indian National Shipowners Association’s Offer to SIMA Likely to Resolve the Cotton Transport Issue

Coastal Cargo Movement of Raw Cotton to Increase by 266 per cent

The coastal cargo movement of raw cotton from Gujarat to Tamil Nadu in containers is expected to increase by 266 % in 2014-15. It would increase from 1200 containers in 2013-14 to 4400 containers in 2014-15. Continue reading Indian National Shipowners Association’s Offer to SIMA Likely to Resolve the Cotton Transport Issue

‘Make in India’ in Textiles : for Armed Forces

  • There is a budget of Rs. 2000 crore for purchase of textile related products every year.

  • Conclave on Indigenization and Supply of Special Clothing to Soldiers

  • A fully indigenous ‘Made in India’ clothing solution for our soldiers. This was the theme of a one-day conclave held today, in New Delhi.

Unarmed Combat Dress for Marine Commandoes
Unarmed Combat Dress for Marine Commandoes

The conclave was organized by the National Textiles Corporation in the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with active participation of senior officers of Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Defence and the Indian Army. Representatives of NITRA, ATIRA and key stakeholders of Technical textile industry too participated.

The event was chaired by Shri Sanjay Kumar Panda, Secretary – Textiles, Government of India and was attended by Lt. Gen. Ravi Thodge, AVSM, VSM, SM, Master General Ordnance, Ministry of Defence.

The conclave deliberated on the subject of providing our soldiers a fully indigenous clothing solution, on the concept of “Make in India”.

Shri S. K. Panda stressed on the need for quality improvement, adherence to time lines and import substitution in this area of Technical Textiles, so that our armed and paramilitary forces could get the best solution at the best price. Continue reading ‘Make in India’ in Textiles : for Armed Forces

“Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 Completely Ignores the Potential of the Indian Manmade Fibre Textiles Industry, ” says Chairman SRTEPC

Shri Anil Rajvanshi  SRTEPC Chairman
Shri Anil Rajvanshi
SRTEPC Chairman

The Government yet again has ignored the Textile Sector as a whole despite it being the largest employment provider in country. The agony of Man Made Textile Industry which is highly capital intensive and the only sector capable to attract future FDI has been highly discriminated against cotton. Unfortunate but true that a sector which alone can help Govt to achieve its ambitious target doesn’t find mention in list of items granted liberal MEIS benefits under the FTP announced on 1st April.” Continue reading “Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 Completely Ignores the Potential of the Indian Manmade Fibre Textiles Industry, ” says Chairman SRTEPC

Birla Cellulose launches ‘Liva’ brand

  • To delight customers with its fluidity

  • Establishing closer connect with the end customer

  • 1,000 outlets with nearly two million Liva garments

2015-04-03_230139Mumbai : The Aditya Birla Group announced the launch of Birla Cellulose’s ‘Liva’ brand. Briefing the media, Mr. K. K. Maheshwari, Group Business Director, Fibres and Textiles, and Managing Director, Grasim, stated that the launch of Liva was “indeed a defining moment for us as we take another major step forward in the continuing journey of Birla Cellulose towards achieving greater heights of excellence and growing leadership globally.” He said that the business, long-term, has a great future and that Viscose Staple Fibre (VSF) once reckoned as a commodity was increasingly moving to raise its share of value added products and solutions. Continue reading Birla Cellulose launches ‘Liva’ brand

The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (Texprocil) – Submits Memorandum for Foriegn Policy to Modi Govt.

The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (Texprocil) – has recommended some initiatives to the Modi Government to increase India’s footprint in the global market to get the benefit of increased employment opportunities for the rural masses particularly the underprivileged and unskilled labour in the agriculture sector.

Texprocil has a membership of around 3,500 companies spread across major textile clusters in India. Its members are well established manufacturers and exporters of cotton textile products like Cotton, Yarns, Fabrics and Home Textiles, showcasing a dazzling array of products across the value chain. Continue reading The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (Texprocil) – Submits Memorandum for Foriegn Policy to Modi Govt.

Govt. Committed to Safeguarding Interests of Muga Silk Farmers of Assam

Production of Muga Silk in Assam as well as in country during the last five years period is given below, which indicates Muga silk production, has shown an increasing trend and hence, it is not on the verge of extinction.

The following statement indicates State-wise muga Silk production in the country during the last five years (2009-10 to 2013-14). It could be seen from the statement that the Assam produces substantial quantity of Muga Silk, when compared to other muga silk producing States. Continue reading Govt. Committed to Safeguarding Interests of Muga Silk Farmers of Assam

MoT Announces Rejuvenation of Silk Industry of Bhagalpur

The Bhagalpur of Bihar is famous worldwide for its distinctive type of tasar silk and coarse varieties of silk fabrics. But the silk handloom weavers of Bhagalpur are facing stiff competition from power loom and mill sector due to high input cost, low productivity and availability of cheaper imported silk fabric etc. sluggish export market and capturing of export market by other major silk producing countries like china in the recent past has also affected Bhagalpur silk industry. Continue reading MoT Announces Rejuvenation of Silk Industry of Bhagalpur