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Textiles Minister K S Rao Inaugurates AEPCATDC Smart Bhawan
The Union Minister of Textiles Dr. K S Rao inaugurated the AEPC-ATDC Smart Bhawan in Faridabad on September 26 . The AEPC-ATDC Bhawan and the new concept Knitwear Specialty Centre launched is a speaking example of Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC)’s commitment to the textiles industry. While inaugurating the Centre, Dr. Rao said that “the ATDC facilities created here for short and long-term training programmes and setting-up of the ATDC Knitwear Specialty Training Centre and the Textile Testing Lab is a very timely and significant step and will go a long way in improving the quality of training programmes along with helping this robust cluster in future strategies and growth.” Acknowledging the presence of domestic and export apparel manufacturing clusters in Faridabad, notching up around Rs. 3000 crore exports, the Minister emphasised the need for product diversification and skill development in the sector which at present lacks supply of skilled hands. The AEPC-ATDC ‘Smart Bhawan’ situated amidst a cluster of Apparel Export Units in Faridabad, which alone boast of Rs 3,000 crore worth apparel export potential, has over 50 apparel export units and 30 fabric processing units employing over 60,000 people in the cluster. In his keynote address, Dr. A. Sakthivel, Chairman, AEPC, ATDC & IAM, said, "I am happy to point out that at the AEPC-ATDC Smart Bhawan, India's 1st Knitwear Specialty Training Centre and 1st ATDC Textile Testing Lab in the NCR are being launched and this will serve the youth by giving them access to newly approved NCVT Curricula and stateof-the-art training infrastructure while extending services to the nearby ap-
The Union Minister for Textiles, Dr. Kavuru Sambasiva Rao unveiling the plaque to inaugurate the AEPC-ATDC Smart Bhawan, in Faridabad on September 26, 2013. The Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Ms. Zohra Chatterjee and the Chairman, AEPC, Dr. A. Sakthivel and Dr. Darlie O. Koshy, Director General IAM & ATDC, are also seen. The cluster of Apparel Export Units in Faridabad alone boasts of Rs 3,000 crore worth apparel export potential, has over 50 apparel export units and 30 fabric processing units employing over 60,000 people. India’s knitwear export market is growing rapidly. The knitwear production comprises of about 45% of the total exported volume of apparel. With around 5,000 knitwear factories already set up in India and many more foraying into knitwear production, numerous skilled hands will be required. parel industry cluster." Ms. Zohra Chatterji, Secretary, MoT, later released the NCVT approved curricula for knitwear course, trainers’ manual and trainers’ handbook. Ms. Chatterji observed that “India’s knitwear export market is growing rapidly as the knitwear production comprises of about 45% of the total exported volume of apparel. With around 5,000 knitwear factories already set up in India and many more foraying into knitwear production, numerous skilled hands will be required. In this regard, ATDC has taken timely steps to launch NCVT approved Knitwear Courses, Trainers’ manual and Trainees’ handbook, which will set a new direction and help apparel expor ters with Industry ready workforce.” NCM-OCTOBER 2013 85 In a bid to motivate the apparel factories in India for the adoption of training and implementation of AEPC DISHA, Dr. Rao distributed the DISHA adoption Certificates to the ‘DISHA Champions’. As of now, 320 units have been reached out for the training and implementation under project DISHA. 167 companies have completed the first phase of training and are ready for assessment. The six days training programme/ workshop aims at capacity building and greater awareness for the effective implementation of the programme. ‘DISHA Champions’ are the managers of the companies who are chosen from the employee pool which includes professionals from human resource, administration, sourcing and testing departments.
” Conference of State Ministers of Textiles held The Union Minister of Textiles Dr. Rao mentioned that “we should concentrate more on skills training. With the increasing costs of production in established clusters and heightened emphasis on environmental compliances. He was also happy to inform that “Union Minister for Rural Development Shri Jairam Ramesh has agreed to integrate sericulture workers. He was also happy to inform that “the production of yarn is beyond the requirements of the nation. 10 crore to be given to existing parks for setting up apparel manufacturing units.000 to 34. there is a growing need for establishment of green field textile parks that would address both these constraints. Dr. The overall impact and progress of the scheme for integrated textile parks had been positive and the scheme had been successful in terms of leveraging private sector investment. Dr Rao said that the Ministry has conveyed to the state government representatives to encourage investment in textile sector in various sectors including handloom. The CCEA also approved additional grant of Rs.000 crore in less than three years. The Union Minister for Textiles chairing the Conference of State Ministers of Textiles. Rao said that the Ministry has “decided to increase the production in sericulture from 23 thousand tons to 33 thousand by the end of 12th Plan”.5 crore. in New Delhi Conference. where the farmers are marginal and small scale with the benefits of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MNREGA).” The Minister added that in the recent past the handicrafts exporters conNCM-OCTOBER 2013 86 veyed to him that “they wanted a warehousing facility in one of the countries of Latin America costing about 100200 crores which would be spent in about five years.NEWS BRIEFS The Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks to Continue in the 12th Plan The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved continuation of the scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) in the 12th Five Year Plan and sanction of new projects for utilizing Rs. 1. product based world class infrastructure for the industry. Rao. Rs. Dr. On the other hand. for new shuttleless looms capital subsidy would be raised from 10 percent to 15 percent. The Textiles Minister also informed the media that the Cotton Distribution Policy has been put before the cabinet. Interest Reimbursement (IR) on second hand imported shuttleless looms shall be reduced from 5 percent to 2 percent. Rao said that the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) has been notified.” informed Dr. 1 crore to Rs. the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval for continuing the TUFS during the 12th Plan period with a major focus on powerlooms in accordance with the Budget announcement for the financial year 2013-14. 717 crore the balance left in the 12th Five Year Plan allocation. Kavuru Sambasiva Rao chaired a Conference of State Ministers of Textiles held in Vigyan Bhawan recently. Dr. “We told them that we will give them money for training at the rate of Rs. IR from 5 percent to 6 percent. Capital Subsidy from 10 percent to 15 percent and margin money subsidy from 20 percent to 30 percent with an increase in subsidy cap from Rs. 10.” He mentioned that the Ministry is “encouraging private institutions and industries” for the same. Earlier. employment generation and creation of needbased. After day-long discussions with the State Ministers and Secretaries of Textiles. in August this year. after meeting committed liabilities of the sanctioned 61 parks.000 per trainee and they are very happy that they will undertake the training. Speaking to media persons after the .” He added that he has taken up this issue with the Finance Minister “and they are in support of it and I think we will be very soon getting budget for that also and construct a warehousing facility possibly in Uruguay by which the handicrafts exporters have assured me will double the exports from 17. 50 crore has been allocated for this purpose. A major feature of the Scheme is that to promote indigenous manufacturing of the textile machinery. handicraft etc.” Highlighting the issue of skills training.
who was elected from Hassan Lok Sabha constituency in 2004.in the Special Economic Zone. The value of Indian rupee has dipped with the decrease in export of Indian products. Even. The unit has been set up to export shirts under NTC brand 'Entyce' to the US and Europe markets. The company will regularise your services if you exhibit your skills.” Requesting the Government. No industry will opt to lose its skilled labourers. Dr Sakthivel assured that with the support of the Government we would be meeting the export target. The central government announces Rs. stressed the need for treating effluents. the Union Minister inaugurated Kaleeswarar B Unit of National Textile Corporation. He also appealed to the labourers to work towards increasing profit.000crore textile package for Karnataka Bangalore : The central government has granted Rs. “Apparel Exports for the month of September 2013 grew by 14. “I will provide funds to train labourers. There are 550 workers in the spinning and garmenting unit. Sambasiva Rao. the Minister said: “This unit is 100 per cent export-oriented. The former Prime Minister H.which was accepted by the Padmanabhan Committee . he said.to solve the problem of credit crunch for the Industry. Lauding the efforts of the expor ters and Government Dr. The Minister was in Hassan to inaugurate New Minerva Mill . Dr A Sakthivel has expressed happiness over the growth of exports. This is the first unit of state-owned NTC which is located in an SEZ.NEWS BRIEFS Apparel Exports Grow by Union Textiles Minister opens New Minerva Mill in 14. We have organised fairs last month. Sakthivel said. the value of rupee will also go up”.95% registering to the 1. has called upon employees Chairman AEPC.” he said. “If the industry makes profit. 2013. said the SEZ was sanctioned to Hassan during his tenure. we went to BSM New York and Spain and we got the positive signals of the revival of the economy in USA and EU. 170 crore to set up a processing unit on the campus. Stressing the need for a boom in the sector. MLA.000 crore as a special textile package to Karnataka for the revival of nine spinning mills and converting cooperative loans given to beneficiaries into equity shares.10 crore will be paid towards dues raised from state run banks to build the integrated textile park at Doddaballapur near Bangalore and to set up textile parks and skill development centres across the state. Your salaries and emoluments will grow as long as the industry earns profit. Rs.5% for the month of April.” Mr. to put exports in the priority sector .).11 billion US $ for September 2013.S. I will ask them to share it with the employees.1. in Sivaganga.1." said state Textiles..D. This is the sixth consecutive months where garment exports grew at an average of 13%. H. Rao said while responding to the employees’ demand for higher salaries and regularisation of services. Deve Gowda. The Minister promised the employees that he would sanction Rs. of a textile mill owned by the National Textiles Corporation (NTC) in Hassan (150 kms from Bangalore) to develop skills for higher salaries and better job opportunities. on October 06.June 2013 (Labour Bureau Quarterly Reports July 2013.95% in September Hassan. Once you develop skills. asks textile employees to develop skills 2013 : AEPC K. Prakash. Earlier this month. Ports and Inland Water Transports Minister NCM-OCTOBER 2013 87 . you need not have to struggle to get your jobs regularised. Union Minister for Textiles. If our textile units do well. "Of the total amount.a Rs 260-crore composite unit for spinning and garmenting . “People living around the industrial area have been complaining about water resources being polluted following the discharge of untreated waste into it. the Exports led employment grew by 6.” he said.
27 crore approx. Manipur Minister of Commerce and Industries and Sericulture Govindas Konthoujam attended the State Textiles Ministers’ conference held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi with Union Minister of Textiles. the handloom workers reported as 2. of India usually announced the package for setting up of Mega Handloom Cluster in India. Modernization of Handicrafts.06 crore has been incurred out of Rs. had installed three powerlooms including one shuttleless and one sectional warping machine in Imphal.90 lakh which is expected to be around 2. there are 1. As reported in the Census.291.1. namely.NEWS BRIEFS Baburao Chinchansoor in a statement from New Delhi. The handloom sector in Manipur is indeed capable of exponential growth. Under this programe. a total of 570 individual weavers at the cost of Rs. "A part of the grant will be used to increase minimum wage for poor weavers.p. Handicrafts and Sericulture. 1700 Hectares was added under Mulberry. 188 Nos. Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas Yojana. Garmenting. a reasonable level of resource input and structural attention.1. The State Government gives State Awards to outstanding craftspersons. The State Govt. Hand weaving forms a part of socio-cultural tradition of Manipur and a large population depends on handloom for livelihood. So far. he presented his state's expectations from the MoT.24 lakh under Revival Package. Also 51135 weavers under Health Insurance and 17000 weavers under Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana. Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana.79 lakh Handloom Households (sharing 6. Manipur's Proposal As a tradition." Chinchansoor said. of cluster projects and 347 Nos.313. Development of Kouna (water reed) products. Rs. Handicrafts Industry is one of the important traditional Industries in the State having its own unique identity amongst the various crafts of the country. it is proposed to introduce the scheme for setting up of Mega Handloom Cluster as a national scheme instead of Declare Mega Handloom Cluster as a National scheme. says Manipur Minister The State Government proposed the Ministry of Textiles for implementation of the Manipur Sericulture Project Phase-II at the cost of Rs. etc. In addition. The cumulative physical achievement of all four verities till the end of 2011-12 was 1641. Major common activities under the Textile Sector are Handlooms.000/. "The funds will also be used to train unemployed youth in skills required by handloom and powerloom units. The Ministry of Textiles also sanctioned Rs. The state textiles ministry plans to set up an international textile park at Yadgir and a skill development centre at Gulbarga in the northeast region of the state with funds from the special package. with proper identification of its needs.43% of all India) which is far decreased from 2. i. . of Craftspersons have been awarded since 1979-80. Loom population reported in 2009-10 was 1.92 crore. Dr Kavuru Sambasiva Rao in the chair.63 lakh in 1995-96 and 3. So far.m. 299. (iii) Eri and (iv) Muga. (i) Tasar. (ii) Mulberry. about 60% of the total weavers of the country are inhabited in the North Eastern Region. Product Development Programme for Exports. Though.214. Manipur is a non-powerloom State. Shilp Guru Award.00 lakh to set up a Powerloom & Allied Service Centre for promotion and training of weavers in Manipur.90 crore till the end of 2011-12. 2009-10. Manipur is one of the unique States in the country where four varieties of silk are grown. Bima Yojana. The State is currently implementing 66 Nos.92 lakh in 1987-88.e. Because of this unique advantage of Manipur. Govt. One Urban Haat is developing." the minister noted. namely.04 lakh in 2009-10. of group approach projects under Integrated Handloom Development Scheme from 2007-08 till date covering 33000 weavers directly and 8800 weavers indirectly with a total project cost of Rs. 33.00 lakh in 2012-13 as compared to 4. outstanding loan of Rs. after attaining the age of 60 years till death. Japan Bank of International Co-operation (JBIC) funded the Phase-I Programme of Silk development during 1998-2008.94.37 lakh in 1987-88. Integrated Design Development Projects.102. pay arrears of incentives and subsidies to investors. The Ministry of Textiles has been providing pension to the State Awardees @ Rs. As per the National Handloom Census 2009-10.55% of all India) and further decreased from 1. The minister participated in a day-long conference of state textile ministers in New Delhi.32 lakh has been waived off in respect of 4 Banks and recapitalization of one Apex society for Rs. Equipment subNCM-OCTOBER 2013 88 sidy to ex-trainees.56 lakh now. The Ministry of Textiles sanctioned various Central Plan Schemes through the branch offices of DC (Handicrafts). In his speech at the meeting. the Ministry of Finance. Technological & Marketing Intervention. 000 hectares.48 crore have been given benefit under Weavers’ Credit Cards. 38.00 crore over a period of 4 years from 2013-14 for generating a target of new employment to 46933 families with an additional area of 1. Therefore. it is expected to be around 5. So far.16 lakh in 1995-96 (which shared 8.87 MT for a value of Rs.
The State Government has proposed the Ministry of Textiles for implementation of the Manipur Sericulture Project Phase-II at the cost of Rs.000 crore annually as there is a stress on skill development there. Pangnyu Phom. “When the Gulbarga park starts operations.” Rao said. has excellent opportunities for exporting garments. Its silk exports constitute 24% of the total value of silk goods exported from India. He said there was a dire need to develop the districts of the backward Hyderabad-Karnataka region industrially and promised to offer any help and assistance that is required to achieve the goals. he denied that cotton production had come down in the country. Similar success can be achieved by textile parks also. Govt. Approximately 386. If necessary skills are imparted to the workers. coming up on 50 acres of land with an investment of Rs 100 crore initially. the textile products will have greater demand everywhere. The state has a workforce of approximately 55. who attended the Conference of State Ministers of Textiles in New Delhi.291. Manipur Commerce Industries Director B John Tlangtinkhuma. He was speaking to reporters after laying the foundation stone for basic infrastructure facilities at the Gulbarga textile park at the Nandur-Kesaratagi Industrial Estate on Shahabad Road. He pointed out that Moradabad district in Uttar Pradesh alone exports handicrafts worth Rs 4. Asked whether a fully 100 per cent export oriented textile park could be started. India produced 350 lakh bales of cotton and this year. NCM-OCTOBER 2013 89 Nagaland seeks a centralized yarn depot at Dimapur Nagaland's Minister for Commerce and Industries S. The products of the park should be competitive and in tune with the changing needs and tastes of the people all over the world. of India. Rao said that the Gulbarga textile park. The State is also contemplating to set up one more Urban Haat at Bishnupur District. Last year. The minister said that in view of the tremendous potential for export of garments and apparels.000 weaver families with handlooms and over one million powerlooms. IAS and Deputy Director of Industries Kaphunchung Lamlee Kamei accompanied the Minister in the Conference. He also urged the union ministry to setup an Indian Institute of Handloom Technology (IIHT) in Nagaland at the earliest. Union Textiles Ministry Okays Textile Parks for Bellary and Yadgir in Karnataka Skill development centre for textile workers planned for Gulbarga Gulbarga : The Union Textiles Ministry has agreed to start new textile parks in Yadgir and Bellary and a skill development centre in Gulbarga for building capacity of workers engaged in textile production.000 manufacturing units are engaged at the organized and unorganized level. Replying to a question. . spoke about the important needs of the state in the sector of handloom which was traditionally handwoven and natural fabric items. the production is expected to reach 370 lakh bales. This was announced by Union Textiles Minister Kavuru Sambasiva Rao in Gulbarga during his recent visit. The state has over 100 Skill Development Centers and 240 private training centers. it should be able to export garments worth Rs 200 crore annually and the capacity can be enhanced further. A 48-acre Integrated Textile Park at Dodaballapur housES 85 textile units and over 700 powerlooms. Railway Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge made a demand for textiles parks at Yadgir and Bellary and a skill development centre in Gulbarga. The domestic requirement of cotton is 290 lakh bales and the remaining is being exported. The State Government is taking up initiative for implementation of Mega Handicrafts Clusters in Manipur with the financial assistance of the Ministry of Textiles. 000 hectares. He said that the yarn supply scheme urgently need a centralized depot at Dimapur for better transportation and distribution to the weavers in the state. He said practice by the state needed to be improved from tradition to modern technology for large scale production. Karnataka produces over 20% of the national garment production and 45% of the national raw silk production. but also equip the workers with the necessary skills in tune with the modern needs.NEWS BRIEFS Budget Announcement subject to the minimum of 50000 weavers population of the State concerned as the minimum criteria. the minister said any textile park can export 90 per cent of its products. Earlier at the function. it had not only become imperative to open more textile parks.00 crore over a period of 4 years from 2013-14 for generating a target of new employment to 46933 families with an additional area of 1. the minister said.
Das. which are provided to eligible members of the Council to help them meet a part of their costs for participation in exhibitions abroad.P. NCM-OCTOBER 2013 90 Shri Rakesh Mehra Chairman. since there are facilities for spinning. and “Role of SRTEPC in promoting exports”. SRTEPC Chairman. SRTEPC Shri Sujit Gulati Joint Secretary. Ladia. Joint Secretary. Director. and was attended by a large number of manufacturers. Hon. Rajasthan on 7th September. and also land is less required – only input which is to be managed is labourers. However. Joint Secretary. Shri Rakesh Mehra & Shri S. Shri Vinod K..S.” In his presentation on “Role of SRTEPC in Promoting Exports”. He also informed them about the promotional programmes. there is huge untapped potential. weaving & processing. Shri Sujit Gulati. Managing Director of Sangam India Ltd. while Shri S. strumental in bringing more companies to the export field. Shri Rakesh Mehra in his welcome address said. “Bhilwara is a major Centre for textile production in India. Director.N. Shri Rakesh Mehra. ‘‘Trends and Changing Scenario in International Marketing of MMF Textiles”. Ministry of Textiles He also informed that India is lagging behind in exports of readymade garments from countries like Bangladesh. therefore. the Council is organizing abroad. “Future of ManMade Fibre Textile Exports – Potential & challenges in Bhilwara”. chaired the Seminar. companies need to move ahead for garmenting. in association with the Mewar Chamber of Commerce & Industry. “Scope for production & Exports of Technical Textiles”. especially MMF textiles.S. exporters and media persons. Ministry of Textiles. The Seminar was held at the LNJ Hall of the Mewar Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The Seminar started by lighting a lamp and with floral welcome. Though we have all the necessary resources for garmenting. MoT (third from left). Following presentations were made on topical issues such as. and I do hope that this Seminar will be in- Chief Guest Shri Sujit Gulati. On this occasion. organise Seminar On Exports in Bhilwara The The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) Council organized a Seminar on “ManMade Fibre Textile Industry & Exports” in Bhilwara. Ministry of Textiles in his inaugural address said that in Bhilwara. Shri Mehra briefed the participants about the Council’s various services to Indian companies of textiles for helping them develop their export-base of MMF textiles. Scope for exports of Technical Textiles in India . and Market Development Assistance (MDA) reimbursements. Bhilwara is also contributing to exports. Ministry of Textiles. Others on the dais are (from the left to right) Shri S. as garments don’t require water at all. Nathany. The objective of the Seminar was to create an awareness amongst the member-exporters of the region about the latest trends and developments in various fields relating to exports of Man-Made Fibre Textiles. Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Secretary General of MCCI. Chairman of SRTEPC. no attention is given on value-addition. requested the participants to become members of the Council and contribute to the National Export Endeavor. as there is huge demand and value addition for apparel products for their exports. which can contribute to the national export endeavor.NEWS BRIEFS SRTEPC. Shri Sujit Gulati. Joint Secretary. of India was the Chief Guest. Das. Besides. Govt. Immediate Past Chairman of SRTEPC. 2013 with the support of Mewar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI). speaking at the seminar. Shri S. was the Guest of Honour. Modani. MoT.
He added that though India is the second largest textile economy after China. 7.enhancing the value of their exporttrade exponentially. Director. immediate Past Chairman of SRTEPC.99 lakh crores for the year 2010. Shri Ladia said that though China too is a big producer & exporter of cotton like India. in his PowerPoint Presentation on “Trends and changing Scenario in International Marketing of MMF Textiles” showcased to the participants about the widening scope for exports of home textiles. He. Das. Shri Das requested the participants to develop their textile-base in this fastest growing segment of technical textiles in India. its contribution in global technical textile industry is only 9% to the total consumption.S.S. Ministry of Textiles Shri S. Director of Textiles in his Presentation on Technical Textiles informed the participants that the size of the global market of technical textiles was Rs.48 lakh crores by the year 2012-13 with an annual growth rate of 3. therefore. and it is expected to reach to Rs.NEWS BRIEFS Shri S. Das. Ladia. 6. Shri Vinod K. Considering this huge unrealized potential. Comparing India with China. it also gives huge attention to promote exports of Man-Made textiles.5%. technical textiles and apparel products. However Views of the Audience at the Seminar on “ManMade Fibre Textile Industry & Exports” in Bhilwara NCM-OCTOBER 2013 91 . advised the participants to move into these areas -.
N. Modani. Shri Ladia said that there is urgent need of fibre neutral policy and attention of the Government for the development of this highly potential segment. Government should create an “Integrated Shri S. bolster covers and ready to use curtains. immediate past chairman. The textile products on which VAT has been reduced included pillow covers sold with bedsheets. informed the par ticipants that Bhilwara.NEWS BRIEFS Participants in the Seminar speaking during the Question-Answer session VAT on textile products and carpets. SRTEPC. small and medium-scale textile units in Panipat. labour and raw material. Man-Made Fibre sector is yet to get adequate focus of our Govt. comforters. Modani. In his presentation on “Future of Man-Made Fibre Textile Exports – Potential & Challenges in Bhilwara”. Ladia. Managing Director of Sangam (India) Ltd. He said the government had already increased the limit for this form from Rs 10. Haryana slashes VAT on textile products Chandigarh : Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced reduction in NCM-OCTOBER 2013 92 . also known as “Textile City of India”. M/s Sangam India Ltd. Shri S. which were answered by the panel of speakers. the textile cluster of Haryana. which make rugs. Small textile units in Haryana oppose imposition of VAT These units. woollens. cushion covers. Shri Vinod K. Joint Director of SRTEPC. in India. The Presentations during the Seminar were followed by questions raised by the members of the audience. These units. The Seminar ended with a vote of thanks by Shri Srijib Roy. are up in arms over the imposition of Value Added Tax. which make rugs. druggets and carpets. Shri Modani also emphasized the need to have training.000 to Rs 25.N. Addressing representatives of various trade unions Chandigarh. is the leading manufacturer/ exporter of world-class suitings & yarn.000 .5 per cent to 5 per cent. durries. have already seen their margins squeezed by the escalating cost of power. druggets. He added that MMF textiles is the highest taxed in the textile value chain. Managing Director. He said that for the development of Textile Industry in Bhilwara. duvet covers. cotton and woollen durries. cotton floor durries and rugs from 12. cotton and woollen durries. have already seen their margins squeezed by the escalating cost of power. Hooda assured traders that the government would favourably consider their demand for further relief in filling VAT-D 3 Form. druggets and carpets. Textile Development Centre” with a single window clearance facility. This would benefit the traders to the tune of about Rs 150 crore. labour and raw material Micro. and electric-supply centers for the faster development of export-base in Bhilwara.
from marketing to selling.” Pochampally Ikat is the turf of weavers from around 22 villages. gives their Ikat fabrics a distinct identity. About 80 per cent of units in Panipat are in the cottage. are exempt from all taxes. said. The exemption from VAT under conditional entries Handmade Pochampally Ikat : Weavers struggling for success Weavers in and around Pochampally village got together in 2007 to keep their traditional weave. "There has been no tax on small textile firms since the inception of the Panipat cluster. all associations in Panipat have united to oppose this decision.5 per cent VAT on us. about 60 kilometres from Hyderabad — a location central to the 22 weaving villages. About two months back there were reports of a 12. On average. which they fear may lead to the closure of many small enterprises. None of them studied beyond Class X. expert weavers. three people work with the yarn. including Pochampally. having investment of up to Rs 1 crore in plant and machinery. According to Anjaiah K. so they become liable for local sales tax and VAT has also been imposed. were exempted from AED. So. for which we did not get a notification. small and medium-scale category. In 2011. take on other roles as well. handmade Pochampally Ikat. Before that. where is the scope to reduce it?" He added that small textile companies. alive and safe. was jointly set up by 33 weavers with the help of the AP government. VAT has already been imposed on tobacco. But the question is. The textile technique involves making patterns by tying and dyeing the yarn prior to weaving.NEWS BRIEFS They want a roll-back of the tax.” Anjaiah recalls. The government loan covered the building and infrastructure costs. “We can only make about 7 sarees with one warp (In weaving cloth. The going is still tough after six years. According to the excise and taxation department of Haryana the Union government has exempted units that are liable for Additional Excise Duty (AED) from paying local sales tax. We met Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and asked for a complete roll-back. among other goods. and sugar is in the process of being brought into the ambit. NCM-OCTOBER 2013 93 . units producing sugar. in the Telangana region. but the working capital had to come from us. all from the weaving community. and point out that units making similar products in Gujarat and Rajasthan are tax-exempt. the warp is the set of lengthwise yarns that are held in tension on a loom). Most of them. Now it has been reduced to five per cent. and he asked for time to understand the matter. to- bacco and textiles. “We set up 500 looms but started working with about 350. A large-scale Pochampally handloom unit at Kanumukkala. The popularity of the designs has had large-scale manufactures copying them in the mechanised looms and mass producing them at much lower prices. This unique process. it takes a weaver about four days to make one saree. Birender Rawal. micro. design and colours for about 20 days to get it ready to be woven. when there was no tax. A Pochampally Ikat exhibition was held in Bangalore recently. one of the entrepreneurs. quite labour intensive. vice president of the Federation of Small Scale Industries of Panipat. Their venture now employs 380 people.
Surat’s textile industry is losing Rs 2025 crore each day. Textile workers of Ludhiana textile units staging protest ing they had already submitted their charter of demands to the employers concerned. He regretted that the Department of Labour was completely doing favour to the owners of the textile units. Protest was staged under the banner of Textile Hosiery Kaamgaar Union. Ram Niwas Jindal. He revealed that strike was started in 32 textile units on October 4 and today the strike was entered into a total 36 units. Punjab. ." he added. The impact of the ongoing turmoil over Telangana has spilled over to Gujarat. We graduated from handlooms to powerlooms but our inherent strengths are too small to add capacities.000 cr. "The manufacture of bare textiles is tax-free but the manufacture of value added or made-ups is liable for tax and the government has now kept it at a lower rate of VAT (five to six per cent). a senior member of the Blankets Association of Panipat. Handlooms are tax exempt. Seeking a tax account number. as we do not have resources and market linkages to increase scale. But our scale of operation is low. as consignments stalled just before Diwali festivities Surat industries supply synthetic fabric including dress materials. bonus and implementation complete of Labour Laws. Further. Speaking on the occasion. Such decisions of government would lead to closure of several units. He regretted that there exists no Labour Laws in the local textile units. "We switched from handloom to power looms due to labour shortage.NEWS BRIEFS (textiles fall under this category of the VAT Act) is liable for Classified Tax of 12.protests crease in wages/piece rate.badly hit by Telangana tile units went on strike demanding among other things 30 per cent in. It is estimated that with every passNCM-OCTOBER 2013 94 Arun Jariwala Ajoy Bhattacharya Andhra Pradesh accounts for 20 per cent of Surat's total annual business of Rs 40. said that most entrepreneurs in Panipat cater to the local market. he said an agreement has already arrived between the workers and the 38 textile units and the latter have agreed to increase 15-20 per cent rise in wages/piece rate and the workers of remaining textile units are forced to launch an agitation. He said the workers want justice with regard to their long-pending demands. as the textile industry in Surat is making heavy losses every day following the violent protests in coastal Andhra Pradesh." the official said. the Union president Rajwinder said inflation is on rise and profits of the industries are also increasing but wages of the workers are not being increased. Workers of Ludhiana textile units seek 30 per cent increase in wages Surat Textile Business Ludhiana : The workers of local tex.5 per cent. They held a protest dharna at the PUDA Grounds in Ludhiana. addThe industry is losing Rs 20 crore a day. hiring an advocate and filing a return is both cumbersome and unaffordable. saris and home textiles to the customers in Andhra Pradesh as well as some other parts of South India.
thereby causing a loss to the tune of Rs 600 crore just before the beginning of festivities. Surat’s textile industry is losing Rs 20-25 crore each day. .000 crore from Andhra Pradesh alone. the Surat-based industry gets 20 per cent of its total annual business of Rs 40. NCM-OCTOBER 2013 95 Textile business has been affected for over a month.NEWS BRIEFS ing day of strikes and violent protests in the region. Known as a hub for synthetic textiles.
K. being the heart of the cotton producing region in Andhra Pradesh. as on Sept. a company incorporated in India under the Companies Act.” stated Dr. 2013 the Company has sold/ transferred the business of textile chemicals. “The Board is committed to delivering the performance that our stakeholders expect of us. the textile industry has also expressed uncertainty over the new taxes and laws that the new state will implement. “Our vision is to further sharpen Clariant’s competitive edge as we concentrate on growing our core businesses. Spice Sarl. Trade with Andhra Pradesh is almost stalled.15 cr and on the terms and conditions stated in the Business Transfer Agreement.” said Ajoy Bhattacharya. Deepak Parikh value to all our stakeholders. 2013. Clariant and Archroma have entered into business continuation agreement whereby Clariant will run the business for a transitor y period in Trust for Archroma. assets. Head. Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd sells the business of textile chemicals. an affiliate of S. Shah. concern and has received the total consideration of Rs. paper specialties and emulsions to Archroma India Pvt. “This move will help Clariant further improve its market presence and strengthen its position in India. Ltd. This move has been designed to focus on our key businesses to ensure that Clariant in India provides maximum NCM-OCTOBER 2013 96 Dr. multi-product production facilities and the textile chemical plant occupies a minor proportion in the overall site. it is a peak time for business. land leases. Ltd. R. 19. The disturbance is also affecting consignments destined for Tamil Nadu. paper specialties and emulsions along with employees.an industry veteran and an industrialist himself in Surat . a US based private Investment Firm. the textiles industry being labour intensive would be politically more sensitive than other sectors. and we agree that this move will best put Clariant in India on the path for continued growth and development. Sandeep Puri.” said Mr. Thane to Renaissance Industrial & Warehousing Complex situate at Village Vashere. Deepak Parikh. 209. Taluka Bhiwandi. past president. as on September 30.” said Mr.since the festive season is approaching. permits. the Board of Directors of Clariant at its meeting held Sept. consents and approvals thereto as a going concern by way of a slump sale on an "as is where is basis" to Archroma India Pvt. And Telangana. The new plant will be operationally effective from December 2013. Vice-Chairman & Managing Director of Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited. The new facility will enable Clariant to introduce latest technologies & systems to its customers at an even quicker pace than before and generate value with cutting-edge innovations and highly customised local solutions through global best practices. This might pose a challenge for suppliers in Gujarat. Clariant's divestment of the above business includes a Textile Chemical plant situated at Roha. policies of the newly created state will play a crucial role. District Thane. Ltd. Chairman of the Board of Directors for Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited. Further. Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that pursuant to approval by the Board at its meeting held on September 19.A. According to Bhattacharya. had considered and approved the sale of the undertaking comprising of business of textile chemicals. Masterbatches business in India. “We are excited to continue crystallizing our businesses and are putting a strong emphasis on advancing our stakeholders’ interests.15 crores.. Every state wants to develop its textile industry.K. Maharashtra. has an advantage to develop its own textile industry.” said Dr. The Roha site has multi-business. 30.” “Repositioning the company’s portfolio is an essential part of Clariant’s 2015 profitable growth strategy. Parikh.Textile traders are cautious about making fresh business moves as uncertainty continues to linger over the prospects of trade with Telangana and Seemandhra. 1956. paper specialties and emulsions to Archroma India Pvt. as Vijayawada is the major centre for warehousing and transit of goods. We will continue leveraging our global expertise and innovation capabilities in India to strengthen and increase profitability.NEWS BRIEFS According to Arun Jariwala . “In the long run. for a total consideration of Rs. 2013.” Clariant to relocate the Masterbatches Plant from Kolshet to Bhiwandi The Board has also approved relocation of the Masterbatches Plant of the Company from Kolshet. They are waiting for the violence to end and return of the normalcy. Capital Partners. Earlier. being owned by S. South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “This move is to primarily expand production capacities and build a fully refurbished and modern production unit under one roof. 209. 2013 as a going . liabilities and including all licenses.
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Previously. and as Executive Committee Member of Campina. “We’re open for business with a new name and a financially strong and knowledgeable parent who believes in our technology.” “The transaction closing comes after a thorough preparation to ensure a seamless transition of the businesses from Clariant to new ownership. He has spent the past seven years at Royal DSM NV. To be led by CEO Alexander Wessels. Paper Solutions and Emulsion Products businesses of Clariant. “With SK Capital.” Wessels added. chemicals and healthcare sectors. Mr Wessels holds an MSc in Molecular Sciences from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. pharmaceutical and process industry experience. brand and leading market positions.NEWS BRIEFS 'Archroma' to come to life : Former textile. paper. adhesives. a global pharmaceutical ingredients and contract manufacturing organization.S. we strengthen our business and further improve our offering to our customers. ICI. Archroma will continue to deliver specialized performance and color solutions to the textile. paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant were acquired today by SK Capital Partners Archroma begins new era in delivering color and specialty chemicals to textile. In addition. Quest International. NCM-OCTOBER 2013 98 . “I’m proud to join a company with a 120-year long history of providing a portfolio of worldclass products and driven by a team of highly talented people who bring fresh thinking and ideas to an industry hungry for innovation. market-focused and dynamic company will benefit both our employees and our customers. The three businesses were acquired today by SK Capital Partners.” says new CEO Alexander Wessels. coatings and construction industries. based private investment firm with a disciplined focus on the specialty materials. We have all the right cards in our Alexander Wessels Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alexander “Xander” Wessels joins Archroma with almost 25 years of chemical. paper. adhesives. a U. in the Netherlands. he held various management and executive positions at Unilever. the newly recruited senior leadership team will seek to generate a renewed sense of purpose and vision. coatings and construction industries Reinach : Archroma is delighted to announce its official launch today as a newly formed global color and specialty chemicals company that comprises the former Textile Specialties. and in his most recent position was President & CEO of DSM Pharmaceutical Products. whose unique understanding of their markets and customers has advanced the strategic positioning of Archroma. To be combined into a single entity at close. and will work closely with the current heads of the three businesses acquired from Clariant. and both an MSM and MBA from the Krannert Business School of Purdue University in the US and Tilburg University. we believe that realigning the three businesses into a single integrated.
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application development. adhesives and construction to the textile. 35 countries and 3 businesses to come together in a new company to better meet customer needs. special coatings and strength for all kind of papers. 25 production sites. MUMBAI – 400 086 Tel : 022-2500 3651 Fax: 022-2500 0459 E-mail: btra@vsnl. Customers have been witness to the outstanding success of Archroma’s Mowilith® emulsions since its first patent was obtained in 1912. Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg. Up to 50 cm width of materials is treated. printing and finishing of textiles. Archroma’s Emulsion Products Business provides solutions for a wide range of applications. we enhance both the optical and functional properties of paper. polymer films. dyeing. Textile Specialties: From fiber to finish. please contact : The Director. Paper Solutions: Archroma’s Paper Solutions Business provides expertise in the management of whiteness. Through this direct lineage. Ghatkopar (W). Oxygen. Archroma’s Textile Specialties Business plays a key role throughout the entire textile supply chain. and will continue to develop color and performance materials to serve its customers’ ever changing needs. from fibers and fabrics to paper and packaging to coatings. Roll to roll treatment is possible. Treatment conditions are being optimised as per client’s needs. Clariant itself was formed in 1995 as a spin off from Sandoz. paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant. with special chemicals for pre-treatment. the name of the company is reminiscent of the BTRA's Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treating Machine available for industry trials BTRA has procured and commissioned an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Treating Machine (DBD) for textiles and polymers (PilotPlant Model). Product packages enhance the properties of apparel and other textiles in applications as diverse as high fashion. Archroma is headquartered in Reinach near Basel. In 1997. leather and paper industries. It represents the commitment from 3. a chemical company which was established in Basel in 1886. a German chemical company. Its salient features are as follows. a new name with a trusted heritage Pronounced Ahr-kroh-mah. Switzerland.com words “arch” and “chroma”. adhesives and construction. The Bombay Textile Research Association. Clariant acquired the speciality chemicals business of Hoechst. Argon and Nitrogen. Materials such as fabric. Archroma was formed in September 2013 from the textile. It also confirms the company’s position as a global leader in color and specialty chemicals with strong market insights and a rich heritage of materials excellence and expertise. process technologies and services with world class quality and technical support. NCM-OCTOBER 2013 100 . Archroma have amassed knowledge and experience of chemistry and industry spanning more than 120 years. - - The above facilities are available for carrying out R & D and specific trials for the industry. Emulsion Products: From paints. Some of the carrier gases used are Helium. coloration. home textiles and special technical textiles.000 employees. Archroma. linings are treated in continuous length. and operates with approximately 3000 employees over 35 countries. For more details. nonwovens. By combining our focused product range with the application services of our paper experts around the globe.NEWS BRIEFS Customer and market focus Archroma is favorably positioned in multi-billion-dollar end markets. Archroma offers its global customers a reliable and long term commitment to developing new product solutions.
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