Textile sector expects fund disbursement in budget 2022

Textile sector expects fund disbursement in budget 2022

The garment and textile industries have huge potential to contribute towards the vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and expect to look forward to a favourable consideration in the upcoming budget 2022.

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The garment and textile industries have huge potential to contribute towards the vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and expect to look forward to a favourable consideration in the upcoming budget 2022.

The Union Budget 2022-23 is expected to be presented by the Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, 2022. In the previous budget, the main focus of the government was on health and rural infrastructure development. However, this year, it is expected that the government can make many important announcements to strengthen the economy and empower the common man. 

Ranjana Rani, co-founder, Draax Fashions said that, the garment and textile sectors are labour-intensive, and both the sectors need to be looked different than other industries. There are certain issues, which have been specific to this sector, and addressing them in a timely manner will help the entrepreneurs unlock their true potential. The garment industry is facing inflationary pressure with increase in prices of raw materials, packing, and freight.

Simultaneously, other initiatives like providing soft loans for the initial couple of years for buying raw materials and the introduction of a bill discounting mechanism through government implementing agencies would go a long way to help the sector. In short, access to affordable funds at minimal collateral would be the key for the industry to flourish, she added.

At the same time, bringing drawback in exports to 18 per cent instead of 4 per cent will encourage exports from India and help the sector immensely, added Ruchi Jain, co-founder, Draax Fashions.

Jain also said that, the government also needs to encourage women entrepreneurs, particularly belonging to the MSME segment. Reducing income tax rate for at least 5 years would incentivise the creation of more manufacturing facilities and help generate employment.

A one-time subsidy on capital expenditure, especially the purchase of machinery, would reduce the setup cost. A large part of the industry is still using traditional tools and technology, which needs upgradation. Jain added that an increase in RoDTEP rates is urgently needed. 

Source: Zeebiz.com

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