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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.
SPGPrints’ OrtaScreen at Menderes Tekstil
As the biggest vertically fully integrated Textile Factory in Europe, Menderes Tekstil is an important customer for SPGPrints. However, the partnership between Menderes Tekstil and SPGPrints goes further than company and customer, as both companies aim for innovation in rotary screen printing together.
Handloom scenario in India
Kunal Singha provides a systematic review of the present scenario of Indian handloom sector. The overall facts and findings can help the stakeholder from this sector to formulate apt strategies through adding vast knowledge to the existing literature body of handloom current state.
Glory of khadi in 100 years
The clothes reflect the personality of individuals and can be used as a marker of a group, community, family, region and even country. Khadi is one such cloth that had played a key role in the freedom struggle of India and thus has been referred to as the ‘fabric of Indian independence’, narrate Shruti Gupta, Deepali Rastogi and Ritu Mathur.
Clothing is among the basic amenities required by the 1.2105 billion strong, and growing, population of India. The Indian textile industry, which caters to this need, has an estimated market size of $108 billion. There are two broad segments within the industry, namely the traditional hand-woven and hand-spun textile segments, and the modernised mill segment (Nair & Dhanuraj, 2016).
Telangana incentives to boost handloom
The Telangana Government recently announced a host of measures, including a Rs 10.5-crore loan waiver, setting up of handloom and powerloom corporations for implementation of subsidy for yarn, chemicals and dyes, and administrative sanction for a handlooom park in Gadwal city, to boost the handloom sector in the State.
SIMA hails duty hike on imported polyester fabrics
In the GST regime, countervailing duty has been replaced with IGST and the special additional duty has been scrapped. Polyester attracted 10 per cent basic customs duty, 12.5 per cent CVD and 4 per cent special additional duty in pre-GST regime.