Textiles and Garments
- Rising per capita income, favourable demographics and a shift in preference for branded products is expected to boost demand.
- Favourable trade policies and superior quality will drive textile exports.
- Increase in domestic demand is set to boost cloth production.
- Pointed and favourable policies instituted by the government will give the industry a fillip.
- With consumerism and disposable income on the rise, the retail sector has experienced rapid growth in the past decade, with many global players entering the Indian market.
- The centres of excellence focused on testing and evaluation as well as resource centres and training facilities have been set up.
- As per the plan for 2012-17, the Integrated Skill Development Scheme aims to train over 2,675,000 people up to 2017, covering all sub-sectors of the textile sector â textiles and apparel, handicrafts, handlooms, jute and sericulture.
- Changing lifestyles and increasing demand for quality products are set to fuel the need for apparel.
Reasons to Invest
- India has the second largest manufacturing capacity globally.
- The Indian textile industry accounts for about 20% of the worldâs spindle capacity and 10% of global rotor capacity.
- India has the highest loom capacity (including hand looms) with 59% of the worldâs market share.
- India accounts for about 13% of the worldâs production of textile fibre and yarn and is the largest producer of jute and cotton, and the second largest producer of silk.
- A strong production base of a wide range of fibre/yarn from natural fibres like cotton/jute, silk and wool to synthetic/man-made fibres like polyester, viscose, nylon and acrylic.
- Increased penetration of organised retail, favourable demographics and rising income levels to drive textile demand.
- India enjoys a comparative advantage in terms of skilled manpower and cost of production over major textile producers.
- Abundant raw material and increasing demand for exports to boost fibre production.
- Abundant availability of raw materials such as cotton, wool, silk and jute.
- Australian firm plans weaving clusters in Gujarat, Manipur
- Textile industry size to touch US$ 250 bn in 2 years: Official
- India-Australia to boost collaboration in clothing, fashion
- Textiles Ministry undertakes cleanliness drive
- Cotton acreage to go up on better returns
- Ministry of Textiles, Government of India
- Office of Textile Commissioner
- Office of Development Commissioner for Handlooms
- Office of Development Commissioner for Handicrafts
- Jute Commissioner
EXPORTS PROMOTION COUNCILS:
- Apparel Export Promotion Council
- The Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council
- The Synthetic and Rayon Textile EPC
- Indian Silk Export Promotion Council
- Wool and Woollen Exports Promotion Council
- Carpet Export Promotion Council
- Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts
- Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council
- Wool Industry Export Promotion Council
- Handloom Export Promotion Council
- The Handicraft and Handlooms Exports Corporation of India
- Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India
- Cotton Corporation of India Ltd.
- National Institute of Fashion Technology