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  1. All India Index of Industrial Production (IIP) registered an increase of 10.1% during the first quarter of 2006-07 (April-June) as against the corresponding period of last year, the index of production for the textiles group of industries showed a surge. There was a significant increase in respect of Textiles products (9.5%) and Wool, Silk & Manmade fibre textiles (7.3%). The Cotton textiles also showed an increase of 2.4%. However, Jute & other vegetable fibre textiles declined by 0.9%.
  1. Spun yarn production has increased by 1.5%.
  1. Cloth production was more by 7.0%. The Hosiery sector recorded the highest growth (9.6%) followed by Powerloom (7.5 %).
  1. While the All India Wholesale Price Index rose by 4.6%, the textile group registered marginal increase of 0.1%.
  1. Exports started picking up momentum and increased by 20.54%. Significant increase was recorded in RMG (20.65%), Cotton Textiles (31.08%), Man-made Textiles (17.99%) and Wool & woollens (16.75%). However, exports of Jute Goods (-3.84%) is yet to make an upward trend.
  1. There was a surge in imports (13.36%), accounted by RMG (36.29%), Made-ups (40.11%), and Semi-raw material (21.45%).
  1. Under TUFS, during April-June’2006-07 the overall increase was recorded in terms of total number of applications sanctioned (243.23%), the amounts sanctioned (103.42%) and disbursed (117.68%).The performance in respect of the powerloom sector has also increased in terms of total amount sanctioned (558.02%) and disbursed (1121.05%) .
  1. The share of textile sector in FDI was 0.06% (in terms of amount) during this period as against 0.26% in the corresponding period last year.
  1. The share in the number of Letters of Intent (LOI) / Direct Industrial Licenses (DIL) was 50% and the share in investment was 94.7%.




Highlights of the Foreign Trade Policy

The Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, had announced the Foreign Trade Policy on 8th April’05. Some of the Salient Features / Highlights of the proposals pertaining to Textile Industry in general and Handlooms in particular are. >> More

Salient features / Highlights of the Foreign Trade policy


Modern Processing Houses

The Indian Home Textile Industry has access to excellent infrastructure facilities and uses the latest technology and machinery.

Many manufacturers have set up state-of-the-art modern processing houses to roll out large volumes of high quality products to meet the international market demands and expectations. Needless to say that India’s Textile Exports have grown exponentially over the last decade.

Eco- Friendly Dyes: Use of Azo-Free Colours

The manufacturers in India are well aware that AZO free colours and dyes should be used. India has discarded the usage of banned materials in the dyeing process with safe substitutes, to ensure eco-friendliness of the products manufactured by the industry.