Government is aware about global demand for textiles and apparel from India- Ajay tamata

  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
Readymade Garment 16966 17368 16705
Cotton Textiles 11134 10429 11190
Man-made textiles 5213 5152 5388
Wool & Woolen textiles 197 175 186
Silk Products 98 76 69
Handloom Products 369 360 356
Carpets 1442 1490 1429
Jute Products 577 321 342
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
Andhra Pradesh 1014 747 545
Arunachal Pradesh 0.0 4.8 0.4
Assam 1.1 0.8 1.1
Bihar 15.9 8.2 21.2
Chandigarh 8.8 2.8 5.4
Chhattisgarh 0.4 0.7 0.9
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 561 630 676
Daman & Diu 152 146 199
Delhi 4330 4697 3151
Goa 0.6 17.4 16.3
Gujarat 4486 4975 5325
Haryana 2656 2476 3017
Himachal Pradesh 196 198 196
Jammu & Kashmir 55.0 48.6 50.5
Jharkhand 4.4 3.9 21.2
Karnataka 2413 2353 2544
Kerala 357 335 349
Lakshadweep 0.1 0.1 0.3
Madhya Pradesh 1068 1101 1175
Maharashtra 5299 4478 4447
Manipur 0.0 0.2 0.0
Meghalaya 0.0 0.0 0.1
Mizoram 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nagaland 0.3 0.1 0.1
Orissa 37.9 36.4 22.6
Pondicherry 5.3 5.5 12.3
Punjab 1964 1879 1839
Rajasthan 1052 1097 1261
Sikkim 0.2 0.1 0.2
Tamil Nadu 6492 6534 6771
Telangana 93 76 185
Tripura 0.7 0.7 0.6
Unspecified 443 45 20
Uttar Pradesh 2284 2357 2775
Uttaranchal 63.8 36.0 43.0
West Bengal 939 1081 989
Total 35995 35372 35666

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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