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SIMA requests withdrawal of import duty on cotton
According to the Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), the import duty on raw cotton would erode the competitiveness India’s value-added segments that has a business size of around Rs 50,000 crores in exports and Rs 25,000 crores in the domestic market.
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.
SIMA: Exclude textile units from lockdown restrictions
Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) said that stopping textile units in Tamil Nadu during night hours and on Sundays would affect the production activities, exports and also the jobs of several lakhs of workers.
Textile industry takes measures to remove child labour
Eradicating child labour in any form of employment is an important issue across the world. All the major importing countries, especially United States of America in particular, are very sensitive to this issue.
SIMA launches ELS organic cotton project in Tamilnadu
Though India has become the largest producer of cotton in the world, the country faces acute shortage of Extra Long Staple (ELS) cotton as the BT technology that was introduced during 2003, provided the technology only for long staple cotton.
SIMA CD & RA to focus on ELS & organic cotton
The Central Government plans to increase production of high quality Extra Long Staple (ELS) cotton, organic cotton and naturally coloured cotton under “AtmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” and involving SIMA CD & RA in all activities and policy matters.
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