The Indian government is formulating new textile policies with an aim to develop the country’s textile sector making it more competitive, modern, sustainable and inclusive. According to the Centre, the new policy will focus on the strategy and action plan for the country’s textile and apparel segments while maintaining pre-eminent position in handicraft and handloom sectors.
The existing National Textile Policy 2000 was formulated about 13 years ago. Since then, the industry has undergone numerous changes on the domestic and international front. The domestic textile industry has witnessed large scale modernisation and technological up-gradation in the last 10 years.
According to the Textile Ministry, the entire effort is being made to realise the Prime Minister’s vision of “Make in India” for the country and for identifying one strong product with export potential from every district and cluster.
In the statement, the Textiles Ministry requested substantive inputs and suggestions from all stakeholders, including individuals and associations on various topics like wool, cotton, silk, jute, man-made fibre, handloom, handicraft, powerloom, infrastructure, investment, apparel, exports, branding and quality control, technical textiles, human resource, technology and machinery up-gradation to take forward various sub-sectors of Textiles Industry to a level where production, exports and employment grows at faster pace. Inputs and suggestions for the New Textiles Policy 2020 must be given on the Textiles Ministry’s website till January 15, 2020.