Powerloom sector contributes nearly 58.4% to total cloth production and more than 60% of fabric meant for export in the country
06 APR 2022 Delhi
In order to revive, develop and renovate powerloom sector, Government had been implementing PowerTex scheme during 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2021 for powerloom sector. Further, Government has approved Textile Cluster Development Scheme which inter-alia has the components pertaining to Group Work shed Scheme, PM Credit Scheme for powerloom weavers and in-situ upgradation for powerloom.
The powerloom sector contributes nearly 58.4 % to total cloth production in the country. More than 60% of fabric meant for export is also sourced from powerloom sector. The readymade garments and home textile sectors are heavily dependent on the powerloom sector to meet their fabric requirement.
As per the information available, the details of various units/mills in the country State and UT-Wise are at Annexure-I. The estimated production of various yarns and fabrics year-wise is at Annexure-II.
The Government has taken following major initiatives/measures in textile sector to boost exports on pan-India basis and to make textile sector globally competitive:
- PM Mega Integrated Textiles Region and Apparel Parks (PM MITRA):The Government has approved setting up of Seven PM MITRA Parks in Greenfield/Brownfield sites with an outlay of Rs. 4,445 crore for a period of seven years up to 2027-28. The Scheme would lead to creation of a modern, integrated large scale, world class industrial infrastructure including plug and play facilities. These parks will enable the textile industry to become globally competitive, attract large investment and boost employment generation.
- The scheme of Rebate of State and central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) effective from March 2019 has been continued till 31st March 2024 for Exports of Apparel / Garments and made-ups in order to make the textile sector competitive in international market.
- The Government has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Textiles, with an approved outlay of Rs 10,683 crore, to promote production of Man-Made Fiber (MMF) Apparel, MMF Fabrics and Products of Technical Textiles in the country to enable Textile sector to achieve size and scale and to become competitive.
- To boost exports in Man Made Fibre (MMF) sector, Government has removed anti-dumping duty on PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid), Viscose Staple Fibre and Acrylic.
- Government under Market Access Initiative (MAI) scheme provides financial support to various Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) and Trade Bodies engaged in promotion of textiles and garments exports, for organizing and participating in trade fairs, exhibitions, buyer-seller meets etc. in foreign markets.
Number of Units/Mills in the country State/UT-wise:
|Sr. No||State||Spinning Mills||Powerloom Units||Handloom units|
|6||Dadra Nagar Haveli||11||–||–|
|11||Himachal Pradesh /Punjab/ J&K/ Uttarakhand||122||1,162||38,078|
|17||Manipur & Meghalaya||–||–||2,59,412|
Estimated production of man-made fibre, filament yarn, spun yarn for last three years and current year
|Period||Man-made fibre(Kg)||Man-made filament yarn(Kg)||Cotton yarn(Kg)||Blended & 100% Non-cotton yarn(Kg)||Total Spun Yarn
|2021-22 (Apr.-Jan) (Provisional)||1,803||1,676||3,410||1,462||4,872|
Estimated production of Fabrics in the last three years:
(Mn. Sq. Mtrs.)
|Period||Cotton||Blended||100% Non cotton|
This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Darshana Jardosh in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.