Transforming India's Textile & Apparel Industry


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Transforming India’s Textile and Apparel Industry to Attain $350 Billion Output by 2025

Textile India Progress is a journal, dedicated to the overall textile industry, including standalone spinning mills, integrated textile mills, powerloom and handloom sectors. The monthly journal’s objective is to espouse the cause of the Indian Textile and Apparel Industry. The journal is in regular dialogue with textile leaders and Government of India, with a view to fructifying the National Textile Vision document and National Textile Policy, which has set the target for Indian Textile and Apparel Industry to grow from currently $110 billion to $350 billion by 2025 (domestic $200 billion and export $150 billion).

With this ambitious target, textile industry can alter the job scenario and manufacturing landscape thereby fulfilling Prime Minister’s Vision to put textile segment as part of “Make in India” program. It is possible to attain this ambitious target, but difficult to implement many of the innovative ideas. These innovative ideas can be successfully implemented with the co-operation of Industry and Government of India. Traditional millowners need to change their mind set of running only spinning units and they must put up processing plants, going for forward integration.

India is exporting cotton yarn, spun yarn and polyester filament yarn together accounting for $7 billion and if India exports processed fabrics, the value addition will be $35 billion, which is five times the value of yarn exports. If India exports garments, the value addition will be $70 billion, which is ten times the value of yarn exports.

Textile India Progress objective is to work with the Government of India and Textile Corporate Leaders, with a view to contribute its innovative ideas, with the objective of exporting from India value added products, like processed fabrics and garments. The journal believes that if its suggestions are accepted we can attain $350 billion textile and apparel output by 2025, from current $110 billion textile and apparel output. The journal also is hopeful of increasing India’s textile exports, if we focus on exporting value added products, rather than cotton yarn, spun yarn and polyester filament yarn.

Mr Raju Chandran, Managing Editor, Textile India Progress has submitted a Pre-Budget Memorandum dated 11 November, 2014 to Prime Minister of India. Prior to this, Mr Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of Textiles, Government of India invited Mr Raju Chandran on 12 September, 2014. Later on, at the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI’s) Asian Textile Conference on 22 September, 2014, about 500 businessmen interacted, with Senior Officers of Government of India, in which Mr Raju Chandran was also invited to participate. Textile India Progress is confident that under the leadership of His Excellency, Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, it is possible to attain Government of India’s ambitious target of $350 billion textile and apparel output by 2025 and Textile India Progress has offered its support to Government of India and India’s Corporate Textile Leaders.

  August 2017    
Mr Raju Chandran, Managing Editor, Textile India Progress, Adviser to Indian textile and apparel industry and a textile expert, has offered His Honorary Services to His Excellency, Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, to work for the country, by contributing his intellectual and innovative ideas, for rapid growth of Indian textile and apparel industry. Mr Raju Chandran, was invited by Hon’ble Mr Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Finance, when he was Hon’ble Minister of Textiles (Independent Charge) in January, 2015. After the Minister’s two hour meeting with Mr Raju Chandran, Government of India has implemented numerous policy measures in the last two and a half years, which has helped the growth of textile industry.Mr Raju Chandran also received written communications from His Excellency, Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India’s Office, listing out the policy measures those were enunciated. Mr Raju Chandran would like to give his entire expertise and innovative ideas, for meeting Prime Minister’s Vision of attaining a textile and apparel output of US$350 billion and creating 35 million jobs by 2025. Textile India Progress has been periodically inter-acting with various Ministries of Government of India, offering pragmatic suggestions for growth of Indian textile and apparel industry.
Mr Raju Chandran has appealed to Government of India, to implement his 8-point recommendations for rapid growth of Indian textile and apparel industry. In a communication to Honourable Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and Secretaries of Government of India, he has highlighted how India is losing out its textile opportunity to other countries and what Government of India should do to overcome currently challenges.
Textile India Progress profiles Reliance Industries Ltd, which has recorded strong quarterly performance.Commenting on the results, Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Ltd said “Our company recorded yet another strong quarterly performance with net profit of Rs 9,108 crore up 28%.Our industry leading portfolio of assets in the refining and petrochemicals business contributed to considerable improvement in our earnings for the quarter”.
Rieter Machine Works Ltd offers Indian textile industry complete spinning solutions. Rieter is the world’s leading supplier of systems for short-staple fiber spinning. Based in Winterthur, Switzerland, the company develops and manufactures machinery, systems and components used to convert natural and manmade fibers and their blends into yarns. Rieter is the only supplier worldwide to cover spinning preparation processes as well as all the four end spinning technologies currently established in the market. With 18 manufacturing locations in ten countries, Rieter employs a global workforce of some 5,320, about 20% of whom are based in Switzerland.Textile India Proress profiles Rieter’s latest generation spinning machineries R36 Semi-Automated Rotor Spinning Machine, RSB Draw Frame and A 12 Unifloc Automatic Bale Opening Machine. On performance front, Rieter machines demand picked up in the first half of calendar year 2017.
Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd offers entire spinning spinning solutions for the Indian textile industry. Textile India Progress profiles LMW’s Suction Compact System machine in this issue.History stands as a documented proof of LMW’s success reflecting phenomenal growth through technologically advanced products. LMW has proven this over five decades through its product innovation and is consistently demonstrating this technological advancement in various spinning machineries, periodically introduced by the company.