southern regional council of Federation of Indian exporters Organsiation has
recommended the setting up of a technical textile sector cluster near Tirupur
with an area of 100 hectares of land comprising of around 60+
technical textile manufacturers along with common facilities like
R&D, common effluent treatment plants etc.
to the study there is huge potential in the state in the
Technical Textile Sector even though presently India is having very
negligible share. Technical Textile having applications in
various sectors including Agriculture for the activities like growing,
harvesting of crops and animals. The products include: Shade-nets,
Mulch-mats, Crop-covers, Defense, Anti-hail nets and bird protection nets,
Fishing net, Packaging, Sports, etc.
far as Tamil Nadu is concerned, Textiles and
Readymade Garments having major share in Tamil Naduís industrial scenario as
well as exports. However, in the changed global scenario, it is necessary
that the manufacturers should be encouraged to go for more value added products
as well as competitive pricing.
Setting up Tamil Nadu Textile Export Promotion Board:
Textile Industry in Tamil Nadu fully depends on international market and hence
export is important for vital and continuous growth of this sector. In this
context, a TN Textile Export Promotion Board is suggested with Chief Secretary
as Chairman and FIEO Chairman as Vice- Chairman. The Textiles Secretary can be
Secretary for the Board with Secretaries of related sectors like Industry, EB,
Minor Ports and Infrastructure, Revenue, SGST, Labour, etc members. The Board
also may co-opt textile sector associations as members.
aim and objective of the Board may be provide linkage with Textile, Garment,
made-ups, etc from availability of raw materials to marketing of finished
products. Issues confronting the industry including power, labour, etc can come
under the Board as Single Window for all issues related to textile sector. The
Board may meet six times in a year.
up a new textile processing Park:
textile processing park may be created with all necessary infrastructure
including R&D, Common effluent treatment center, etc. The Park can be set
up near River/Sea with Zero effluent discharge facility.
for more Women Hostel:
Govt. may set up Women Hostels in all textile clusters in Tamil Nadu so that
more women can be encouraged to join in textile industry.
to the textile industries for participating in major textile related
exhibitions held across the Globe may be provided with the support form or
organisations like FIEO. Marketing support may be provided by the State
Government by way of subsidized stall charges and travel expenses to be
incurred by the exporters for encourage them for more participation.
The global textile and apparel industry is worth over US$ 7,395
billion, with clothing accounting for 60 per cent of the market and apparel,
the balance 40 per cent. It is expected to reach US$ 800 billion by 2020.
The Indian textile industry is one of the oldest and most significant
industries in the country. It accounts for around 4 per cent of the gross
domestic product (GDP), 14 per cent of industrial production and over 13 per
cent of the country's total export earnings.
In fact, it is the largest foreign exchange earning sector of
India. Moreover, it provides employment to over 35 million persons. There
is huge potential for India to increase our world trade share of present 7 per
cent to 15 per cent within 5 years if necessary support in provided.
USA and European Union (EU) together are the major consumers of
textiles. They accounted for nearly 64 per cent of clothing and 39 per cent of
textile consumption. However, today India faces serious challenges from
countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Vietnam in these markets and unless
proper support is given the future will be a very big challenge.