ITF seeks govt help to curb fall in apparel exports

A shift in the textile manufacturing ecosystem is the need of the hour, say industry insiders Despite government support by way of special package and incentives, the Indian textile industry has hit roadblocks on exports. The likely reasons may be the industry’s focus on select markets/zones — where it has been unable to compete on … Read more ITF seeks govt help to curb fall in apparel exports

Modi govt sitting on quota roster in fear of upper caste votes: Universities Teachers Association

he Federation of Central Universities Teachers Association (FEDCUTA) has alleged that the Modi government is sitting on quota roster decision for the fear of upper caste votes. Appointments of academic staff in institutes is on hold since July following an order by the Allahabad High Court. FEDCUTA President Prof Rajib Ray told India Today TV … Read more Modi govt sitting on quota roster in fear of upper caste votes: Universities Teachers Association

Jewellery body urges govt to reduce import duty on cut & polished diamonds

The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) today said it has urged the government to reduce import duty on cut and polished diamonds announced recently. “We have urged the government to roll back import duty on cut & polished diamonds from 5 per cent to 2.5 per cent. We have also urged the government to review … Read more Jewellery body urges govt to reduce import duty on cut & polished diamonds

Gujarat govt announces Garments & Apparel Policy 2017

With an aim to make full use of cotton grown in the state, the Gujarat government has announced Garments & Apparel Policy 2017. The policy, announced by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani today, envisages achieving the complete textile and garment value chain of 5Fs from farm to fibre, fibre to fabric, fabric to fashion, and fashion to foreign markets.“The decision … Read more Gujarat govt announces Garments & Apparel Policy 2017