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01-Feb-2020  India: Mega textile parks on the anvil government revamps scheme    
To attract higher foreign investment in the textile sector, India has planned a complete overhaul of a scheme to create world-class infrastructure facilities for setting up textile units. Read More  

01-Feb-2020  Mega textile parks on the anvil; government revamps scheme    
The ministry has rolled back the incentives under the MEIS under which the government provides duty benefits depending on product and country. Rewards under the scheme are payable as percentage of realised free-on-board value and MEIS duty credit scrips can be transferred or used for payment of a n Read More  

07-Jan-2020  India: HTBT cotton seeds sale: Agencies investigate role of a global investment company and international seed companies    
On Sunday, Shetkari Sanghatana distributed the second generation HTBT cotton seeds in Yavatmal district The Central and State intelligence agencies are investigating the role of a global investment company and some international seed companies in supporting farmers'' organisation Shetkari Sanghatan Read More  

07-Jan-2020  India: Textile industry asks PM Modi for India shopping festival to uplift consumer sentiment    
India may soon have a shopping festival on the lines of Dubai shopping festival to uplift consumer sentiment if Prime Minister Narendra Modi decides to implement the suggestion made by the textile industry recently. Modi had invited 11 representatives from the textile sector at his residence on De Read More  

07-Jan-2020  Pakistan: Basic textile industry hanging by a thread    
The true potential of the textile sectors lies in value-added apparel exports, for which the government should solve the problems of the garment and knitwear exporters to ensure sustainable textile exports. Read More  

07-Jan-2020  India: Weavers JAC seeks early opening of Kakatiya Mega Textile Park    
The Weavers United Joint Action Committee (WUJAC) has demanded that the State government take steps to open the Kakatiya Mega Textile Park at the earliest and provide employment to local weavers as well as workers migrated from the north Telangana region there. Read More  

07-Jan-2020  Pakistan: Rain hits trading on cotton market    
Trading activity on the cotton market slowed down considerably on Monday due to widespread rains in cotton growing areas of Punjab and closure of markets. The Karachi cotton association kept its sport rate unchanged at Rs8,900. Read More  

07-Jan-2020  Bangladesh: Exports shrink by 6.0pc in H1    
Merchandise shipments fell by 5.84 per cent during the first half of the current fiscal year, as export earnings continue to witness downtrend in recent months. Total export earnings from July to December of FY 2019-20 reached $19.30 billion against $20.49 billion fetched during the same period of Read More  

07-Jan-2020  Bangladesh: 2019: The year sustainability got serious    
From a sustainability perspective, the global apparel industry changed quite markedly in 2019. This was the first year I can remember in which all parts of the industry—brands and their RMG suppliers—appeared to be singing from the same hymn sheet, all pulling in the same direction. The message was Read More  

07-Jan-2020  India: Cotton exports fall to nearly half on higher domestic prices during October-December 2019    
With prices softening post December, trade expects shipments to pick up India''s cotton exports for the first three months of the season (OctoberSeptember 2020) have tumbled to nearly half or by down about 45 per cent to 10 lakh bales (each of 170 kg) in the October - December 2019 period from 17 l Read More