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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.
Texfair 2017 in Coimbatore ended on an optimistic note with the textile industry looking forward to a happier 2018.
With more than 50,000 small, medium and large-scale industries and textile mills in an around Coimbatore and Tirupur, an event as big as Texfair, which focuses on textile machinery, accessories and spares, is a must for the Southern market of India. In its 11th edition, Texfair 2017, organised by the Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), provided a platform for the stakeholder to zero in their investments and expenses prudently, showcase their inventions and cost effective items and other products, enable the technocrats and shopfloor technicians to update their knowledge on the latest technology and create an awareness on cost cutting, to encourage micro, small and medium entrepreneurs also to showcase their products and get exposure to the market. Texfair 2017 was held from November 17-20, 2017 at Codissia Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore.
GST Regime begins...It's time to invest!
GST… GST… GST…
Anywhere and everywhere and in each corner of textile industry, right from mills, textile traders to textile suppliers “GST” is the talk of the hour. Recently it is the only buzz that has been heard in the Indian manufacturing sector across all sectors. There are reports and synopsis presented on GST.
Big brands maintain lead
CMAI’s Apparel Index for Q3 October-December FY 2016-17 shows that this quarter has had the lowest growth, so far, with the overall Index Value at 1.4 points, as compared to the previous Quarter (July-Sept FY 2016-17) where overall Index Value was 4.64 points.
Currency crisis hits Indian cotton trade
The currency imbroglio that is currently experienced in India following a cash shortage is hurting the cotton trade. With farmers seeking to sell their produce only in cash, the scarcity of notes has led to daily cotton arrivals declining by almost 50 per cent.