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Crisis in Bhiwandi powerloom sector
Bhiwandi has approximately 6.5 lakh power looms, which is 33 per cent of country’s total power looms. Out of 6.5 lakh, about 15-20,000 looms are automatic and mostly China made rapier, writes B Basu.
Rs 8,450-cr sops for MSMEs
The Indian government has announced fresh incentives worth Rs 8,450 crore to boost exports and support the MSME and labour-intensive industries. The incentive came as a part of the mid-term review of India’s Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-2020.
GDP growth forecast trimmed to 7%
CRISIL has trimmed its fiscal 2018 growth forecast for India by 40 basis points to 7 per cent from 7.4 per cent earlier, after data for the first quarter showed GDP growth at 5.7 per cent, the slowest in the past three years.
GST reform a major step forward: CITI
The politics of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill may take some more time to sort out, but its basic impact on various industries can be analysed beforehand. GST and its impact on the textile sector was the hot topic of discussion at the recently-concluded 58th Annual General Meeting of Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), held at Hotel ITC Maratha, Mumbai on September 28, 2016. Speaking on GST were: Sachin Menon and Santosh Dalvi from KPMG, and Sanjeev Saraf and Dilip Dixit from BSR & Associates.
Textile machinery output dips 5%, import up 1,447 cr
In his inaugural speech, at the 56th Annual General Meeting of the Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (India) at Hotel Trident in Mumbai, R Rajendran, Chairman of TMMA, said that the Indian economy in 2015-16 was the shining example of one of the fastest growing economies and oasis of the world in the wake of global slowdown fueled by fall in oil and commodity prices. The GDP grew at 7.6 per cent in 2015-16, continued till date, the highest in last five years as against 7.2 per cent clocked in 2014-15. There was macroeconomic stability and prudent fiscal management. The fiscal deficit target of 3.9 per cent has been met and a fiscal deficit target of 3.5 per cent has been set.