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Can anti-viral fabrics be the game changer?
Several big players in the industry have launched fabrics and clothing that they claim can provide protection against the COVID-19 virus. Is it really foolproof or just a marketing gimmick? The ITJ cover story delves deeper into this.
In the doldrums!
Indian apparel businesses could face up to 40 per cent loss of revenue and many smaller players are contemplating closure.
1 crore job cuts likely in textile industry: CMAI
There could be as many as one crore job cuts in the textiles sector, which has been severely hit by the ongoing lockdown, if there is no support and revival package from the government, according to apparel industry body Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI)..
Boost for textiles exports
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Union Budget 2018-19 raised special package by 19 per cent to Rs 71.48 billion for apparel sector to boost exports. In 2016, the government had announced a special package of Rs 60 billion for the same purpose.
GST Plus Outweighs Minus!
The long-awaited GST rates have sparked off many a smile and a few wails in the textile industry! While the majority of textile industry, particularly the garment industry, has gone gung ho over the new rates of GST, synthetic textile segment has been crying hoarse, legitimately over the 18 per cent rate.
$64 bn export by 2017 | An Uphill Task?
Severe competition on global level and lack of initiatives and direction on the domestic front have made a dent in India´s textile exports with a dip in figures for FY 2014-15, diminishing the scope of achieving the cherished goals. S Joseph & M Karthik take an overall look at the scene.
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