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Why automation matters for Indian textile industry?
Benefits of automation are clear and visible. However, capital intensive nature of the textile industry and lack of availability of funds are hampering adoption of automation in India. But Indian textile industry has no choice but to invest in modern technologies to stay relevant in the global textile value chain, says Rakesh Rao.
India’s cotton output set to rise
During CS 2019-20, cotton production is estimated to have increased by 13.6 per cent to 6 million tonnes during CS 2019-20 on account of higher yields backed by favourable monsoon conditions.
CAI pegs 2019-20 cotton estimate at 354.50 lakh bales
The total cotton supply estimated by the CAI during the months of October 2019 to July 2020 is 392.40 lakh bales of 170 kg each which consists of the arrival of 345.40 lakh bales upto July 31, 2020, imports of 15 lakh bales upto July 31, 2020 and the opening stock estimated by the CAI at 32 lakh bales at the beginning of the season on October 1, 2019.
Kingpins24: Denim industry at its inventive best
When the organisers were obliged to cancel Kingpins denim show due to Covid-19 restrictions, they immediately began working on an online alternative, and such was the positive response that they were able to livestream seamlessly across the entire two days that the show had been scheduled to take place.
Volatile & declining markets impact Indian textile industry
The 57th AGM of the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) held in Mumbai portrayed a dismal picture of the textile industry in India. It was none other than the Chairman, Prem Malik, who painted and highlighted the negative trends that are smothering all the hopes for the textile industry.
Maharashtra targets to buy 100 lakh qtls of cotton
The Mumbai-based Maharashtra State Co-Operative Cotton Growers Marketing Federation said it is ready to procure up to 100 lakh quintals of cotton as against the 27 lakh quintals it had purchased last season. About 370 lakh quintals of cotton yield is expected
Bumper cotton crop may pose more problems
Another bumper crop of cotton is in offing and tremors are felt already on the price front. The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) is getting ready for yet another year of minimum support price (MSP) operations.
Cotton king under siege?
Cotton imports by China in June have fallen by 26 per cent already. The see-sawing of prices in major countries including India is causing a lot of anxieties. Chinese prices are under pressure from significant left-over commercial stocks as well as sales of state reserve cotton, kicked off recently.
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