With sustainability and circularity continued to be the flavour of discussion in textile and apparel fraternity, denim and Jeans are coming back stronger due to its severity of water and energy consumption. Jeans is always in the news for good or bad; it is classic yet fashionable; it is blue yet can take any colour. Globally, consumers own an average of 5.4 pairs of blue jeans. It would be natural to expect that the United States would boast the highest per capita ownership with around 8, given its seasonal temperatures and the fact that it is the birthplace of blue jeans. While India is far behind with per capita ownership of 0.3, numerous seminars and conferences are being organised to discuss the issue of energy consumption, water usage, CO2 footprint and effluent discharge per pair of Jeans making. Continue reading TANTU Seminar: It’s in Your Jeans
About TITP Program
Background and Journey so far:
TITP, commenced in 1993 in Japan, aims to contribute to developing countries by accepting people from these countries and transferring skills through On-the-Job-Training (‘OJT’). The purpose of TITP is to promote international cooperation through the transfer of skills, techniques, and knowledge developed by Technical Intern Trainees in Japan to developing regions, and contributing to the human resource development that will be the driving force behind the economic development of the said developing regions. Continue reading About Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program
Following is the ASSOCHAM Circular On Placement Opportunity in Japan
This is to inform you that the Indian and Japanese Government had signed an MoU in
Novemeber, 2017 for sending Indian workers to JAPAN on a 3-5 year visa for Technical
Intern Training Program (TITP) – JAPAN.
ASSOCHAM is a duly Empaneled Sending Organization by National Skill Development
Corporation (NSDC), Ministry of Skills and Entrepreneurship – Government of INDIA
for counseling, training and sending aspirants form Indian to JAPAN under Technical
Intern Training Program (TITP). Continue reading Placement Opportunity in Japan as SEWING/STITCHING under Technical Intern Training Program
The 7th edition of TANTU seminar will roll out at the India International Center, New Delhi, on 14th September 2019. Over the years TANTU seminar has established itself as a focused product based seminar discussing critical issues pertaining to manufacturing. The theme of this year’s seminar will be ‘Jeans Manufacturing’. Ramsons, one of world’s most respected apparel finishing solutions provider and made in India will be the title sponsor for the 7th edition of Tantu Seminar. Continue reading TANTU Seminar on Jeans Manufacturing
Mumbai, 12th June, 2019: Having set new benchmarks in the world of Textiles, power brand ‘GRADO from The House of GBTL and OCM’ has charmed the premium fabrics segment with its specialty of amalgamating modern technology with the tradition of making fabric. To commemorate its success, the brand organized the ‘GRADO Super Shahenshah Meet’ to celebrate its meteoritic rise in the Industry and its association with their brand ambassador, none other than the ‘Shahenshah of Bollywood’, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. The event took place at Hotel Sahara Star, on 12th June, 2019, 6 pm onwards, with over 1000 + dealers, retailers, distributors and wholesalers, from across the country, in attendance. Continue reading ‘GRADO SUPER SHAHENSHAH MEET’ A HUGE SUCCESS WITH THE FRATERNITY; BRAND AMBASSADOR AMITABH BACHCHAN WOWS THE AUDIENCE!
Excerpts of Dr AV Prasad’s speech at the Conference On “Technology Options for Sustainable Growth of Indian Chemical Industry” held by UDCT Alumni Association (UAA) in Ahmedabad
Dr AV Prasad has Master’s degree in textile chemistry and a very impressive career. He started his career in the production department in Century Mills. He has been with Clariant and later with Sandoz. He grew from a technical executive to Vice President, Senior Vice President and to the Country Head in textiles. He was the Global Head of new business development handling innovation projects for alliances, joint ventures and collaborations. He has published more than hundred articles and presented more than hundred papers in major seminars.
I would like to take you to the journey of what’s happening in textiles and what are the challenges for the textile industry. Before I get into that, I just want to make you aware about Archroma. Many people would know Sandoz quite well. Many people would know Hoechst quite well. Many people would know BASF quite well and also a lot of companies in this domain. We have gone through this acquisition process in the last 20 years and a lot of consolidation has happened in this whole process. And now we are here as Archroma having five companies in our portfolio. Overall, we got very good products in the acquisitions including lot of leather chemicals and a few products mainly for the construction industry. Continue reading Technology Options for Sustainable Textile Processing
The UDCT Alumni Association (UAA) & the UAA Ahmedabad Chapter organised a 1-day Seminar on “Technology Options for Sustainable Growth of Indian Chemical Industry” on February 9, 2019 to celebrate the completion of 25 years of the UDCT Alumni Association (UAA)- Ahmedabad Chapter. The Silver Jubilee Seminar was held in the HT Parekh Hall of the Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA).
Prof. M.M. Sharma, a world-renowned chemical engineering scientist and Former Director of ICT, Mumbai, was the chief guest of the programme. His Keynote Address covered the topic of Innovations in Chemical Industry. Incidentally, Prof. MM Sharma was the initiator and mentor of the foundation of the UDCT Alumni Association – Ahmedabad Chapter which was inaugutated by him twenty five years ago.
Prof. G.D. Yadav, Vice Chancellor, ICT, in his address at the openning session, made a presentation on “Green Chemistry & Engineering in the Safer & Benign Manufacture of Chemicals, Materials & Energy” and highlighted the key role of ICT being played in this area. He also gave details of the ICT’s research activities and ambitious expansion plans including future ones.
|Preamble: New Textile Policy 2019 Gujarat|
The Textiles industry is the second most important economic activity in terms of employment
generation after agriculture. lt is also one of the major sources of the country’s export earnings at
15%. lt’s share in industrial output in terms of value is estimated currently at about 7%. The whole
industry is undergoing major restructuring and technology change, and therefore, the government
both at central and state levels are considering measures to support the industry on which
livelihood of several millions of people is dependent.
Gujarat is an industrially robust state; be its geographic leverage owing to its ports or its fertile black
soil producing highest amount of cotton amongst the lndian states. Gujarat as “Manchester of the
East” as it was hailed earlier, has now established itself as the “Textile State of lndia”. Being largest
producer of Man-made Fibre, Synthetic Fabric and Denim, Gujarat contributes about 12% of the
country’s textile exports. Gujarat has the presence of the entire textiles and apparel (T&A) value chain, starting from availability of raw material, yarn production, fabric production, up to apparel and
made-ups manufacturing units. Gujarat contributes 35% to lndia’s cotton production, and in case of man-made fibre production, the state’s share is nearly 50%. Almost 30% of lndia’s mill sector
production of fabric comes from Gujarat. The state has more than 30 sanctioned textile parks, which
is second highest among all the states. Gujarat also has significant number of medium and large
textile processing houses. Moreover, Gujarat contributes about 40% ol the total fabric production
from man-made fibres and about 25 per cent of the country’s technical textiles.
Gujarat Textile Policy 2012 was operational till 3rd September 2018 and has proved to be a very
successful scheme in terms of investment and employment generation. Sectors like Ginning,
Spinning and Technical Textiles saw tremendous growth during Gujarat Textile Policy 2012.
Garmenting, as found to be deserving separate attention with regard to various catalysing factors
present in the state, has already been given a separate incentive scheme under the Gujarat Garment &Apparel Policy 2017 (October 2017).
Looking to the above, the State Government analysed the existence of all segments in the textile
value chain and identified gaps in certain segments. After careful consideration, Government has
decided to come out with a new scheme to strengthen the value chain and extend support to Textile
lndustry in the State of Gujarat.
- The scheme called as ‘Scheme for Assistance to Strengthen Specific Sectors in the Textile Value Chain’, will be operative from September 4, 2018 to December 31, 2023.
- The scheme requires at least 85 per cent of the total manpower of an enterprise and at least 60 per cent of supervisory and managerial staff to be domiciled in Gujarat.
- The segments covered under the scheme include weaving, knitting, dyeing/printing, machine carpeting, technical textile, made-ups, composite units and other activities in the textile value chain such as embroidery, winding, sizing twisting and crimping.
- Garments and apparels have been excluded from the incentives scheme under the new policy as these two sectors have been given a separate incentive scheme under the Gujarat Garment and Apparel Policy, 2017 issued in October, 2017.
- Ginning and spinning have been removed out of the list of over eight manufacturing activities that will be eligible for incentives under various schemes.
- The scheme provides financial assistance through credit-linked interest subsidy of 6 per cent for MSME and 4-6 per cent for large enterprises with an upper ceiling of Rs. 20 crore per annum. A separate scheme for subsidy in power tariff allows up to Rs. 3 per unit for weaving and Rs. 2 per unit for other eligible segments. The eligibility period for these benefits is five years.
- The scheme for assistance in compliance of energy, water and environment conservation covers all existing units in operation for more than three years. The scheme provides 20% assistance on the cost of machinery with a ceiling of Rs. 30 lakh and 50 per cent assistance for audit fees with a limit of Rs. 1 lakh. The benefits can be availed once in two years during the operative period of the scheme.
- For technology upgradation and modernisation in textile value chain, the scheme provides one-time financial assistance of up to 50 per cent of the cost with a limit of Rs. 25 lakh.
- The State government has also extended support for setting up textile parks with financial assistance of up to 25 per cent of capital expenditure on common facilities and infrastructure with a limit of Rs. 15 crore. The park will also get financial assistance to create hostel facilities within park with minimum 100 workers domiciled in Gujarat. The developer of Park will get complete reimbursement of stamp duty paid on purchase of land required for the new Park.
Discard outdated technology and modernize its machinery to be globally competitive; Industry to focus on innovation and value addition for improving global competitiveness; Addresses outreach event on ‘Accomplishments and Way Forward for Textile Sector’ & presents Threads of Excellence Awards
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has called upon the textile industry to develop a culture of innovation, diversify products and tap newer markets for increasing India’s exports share in the global market. He was addressing the outreach event on ‘Accomplishments and Way Forward for Textile Sector’ and presented Threads of Excellence Awards, here today. The Union Minister for Textiles, Smt. Smriti Irani, the Minister of State for Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
The Vice President said that he understands that India’s export performance has been not up to expectations for a variety of reasons. He further said that it cannot be business as usual and the industry has to rise to the occasion and ensure that the share of India’s exports reach double digits from approximately 5 per cent at present. You need to diversify your products and tap newer markets, he added.
Pointing out that India enjoys a unique advantage of having abundant raw materials and presence of manufacturing in all segments of the textile value chain, Shri Naidu said the sector needs to improve supply chains, focus on research, cost optimization and scaling-up to achieve greater competitiveness and a higher share in the production and export of top items traded in global markets.
Observing that this was the ideal time for the industry to discard outdated technology and modernize its machinery to be globally competitive, Shri Naidu said the availability of raw materials, low cost and skilled manpower was an added advantage for the Indian textile industry, which is expected to reach US$ 223 billion by 2021 from. The Vice President said that quality has to be the mainstay for India to sustain exports in the global market in the face of stiff competition from Bangladesh and Vietnam.
Referring to various measures taken by the government like allowing 100 per cent FDI and Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme to accelerate textile industry’s growth, the Vice President advised the industry to focus on innovation and value addition for improving global competitiveness of the Indian textiles and apparels. “Innovation is the key. We have to come up with innovative and exclusive products if we have to expand our footprint in the global arena”, he added. He also stressed the need for promoting waterless dyeing by adopting new technology.
The Vice President presented the Threads of Excellence Awards to various organizations and individuals who have shown their excellence in the textile industry.