Government is aware about global demand for textiles and apparel from India. To enhance exports of textile and apparel products, Government has announced the Special Package for garments and made-ups sectors. The package offers enhanced duty drawback coverage under Rebate of State Levies (RoSL) Scheme, labour law reforms, additional incentives under ATUFS, and relaxation of Section 80JJAA of Income Tax Act.
The rates under Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) have been enhanced from 2% to 4% for apparel, 5% to 7% for made-ups, handloom and handicrafts w.e.f. 1st November 2017. Products like fibre, yarn and fabric in the textile value chain are being strengthened and made competitive through various schemes, likePowertex for fabric segment, Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS) for all segments except spinning and Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) for all segments. Assistance is provided to exporters under Market Access Initiative (MAI) Scheme. Further, Government has enhanced interest equalization rate for pre and post shipment credit for certain textile sectors from 3% to 5% from 2.11.2018.
Government has fixed export targets for textile and apparel including handicrafts for 2018-19 at USD 47.287 billion.
Product-wise details of Textile and Apparel exports are as follows:
|Commodity (values in MN USD)||2015-16||2016-17||2017-18|
|Wool & Woolen textiles||197||175||186|
|Total Textile & Clothing||35995||35372||35666|
State-wise details of T&A exports are as follows:
|State (values in MN USD)||2015-16||2016-17||2017-18|
|Andaman & Nicobar||1.4||0.4||7.4|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||561||630||676|
|Daman & Diu||152||146||199|
|Jammu & Kashmir||55.0||48.6||50.5|
This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.