Textile Policy Efforts To Support Growth Are Awaited by The Textile Industry
The textile industry in Tamil Nadu is asking for textile policy initiatives from the state government to help the sector develop.
Textile and Handloom Minister R. Gandhi visited with industry members in the Coimbatore and Tiruppur districts on Tuesday.
The Textile Policy released by the State government in 2019 has space for improvement, according to Ashwin Chandran, Chairman of the Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), and T. Rajkumar, Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry. Some of the areas where the Policy needs to be more focused include technical textiles, mega textile parks, textile processing, and energy.
Gujarat, for example, provides a lot of assistance for technological textiles. Tamil Nadu features a few technical textiles centers of excellence. Some sectors of technical textiles, on the other hand, can be reinforced even further in the state. The state government should also be supportive of these activities. Industry-friendly renewable energy regulations that would attract investments, they added, are another important area that requires government help. The SIMA will shortly present its Textile Policy recommendations to the government.
The leaders of the industry associations in Tiruppur emphasized the regions with the most potential for growth as well as the problems that the garment sector faces.
“With the proper policy efforts, the state can develop additional clusters like Tiruppur,” said Raja Shanmugham, head of the Tiruppur Exporters’ Association.
In addition, the sector has asked the government to prioritize worker housing as a key effort.
The Tiruppur district’s job-working power loom weavers requested a pay increase. “The job functioning units haven’t changed in ten years. This is the most key condition we have. “Within a week, we will convey our demand to the District Collector,” said Velusamy, head of the Palladam job working power loom unit owners organization.