In textile sector good news for India is that due to rising labour costs,...

For several years, India has enjoyed the position of being the second largest producer exporter of textiles in the world largest being China. The good news for India is that due to rising labour costs, China is gradually losing its competitive edge. Other factors contributing to the downfall of China’s textile exports include appreciating currency value, rising material & energy costs and a high focus on the domestic market. The decline in China’s market share in textiles provides an opportunity for India to excel in this sector.The Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme is anticipated to render a growth of 11.5 percent in cloth production, 15 percent in value exports and an additional employment of almost 15.81 million workers.

Textile industry in india provide 21 percent employment (105 million – second largestemployment provider next...

The Economic Survey 2015-16 has stated that India has emerged as the fastest growing economy among other economies. India has become a dream market for most marketers across many products segments. In textiles and apparel specifically, domestic consumption has grown at over 13 percent per annum over the last five years, fuelled by the demographic advantages of India’s population, increasing urbanization, growing disposable income and higher marked penetration of organized retail. India’s export of textiles and apparel has also grown at over 11 percent in the last five years. The Ministry of Textiles is in the process of redrafting the new Textile Policy 2016 which is likely to offer impetus to the Industry to grow further.