Union Minister of Textiles, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani updated the Rajya Sabha on the current status of textile and apparel sector of India in a written reply.
In this brief she informed that the Indian textile sector is the sixth largest exporter of textiles and apparels in the world. The share of India’s textiles and apparel exports in mercantile exports is 11% for the year 2019-20.
US market is the top market for Indian apparel exports.
Taking a major step to boost exports, Government has recently decided to extend the benefit of the Scheme for Remission of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) to all export goods with effect from 1st January, 2021.
Cabinet has approved Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme in the 10 key sectors for enhancing India’s manufacturing capabilities and enhancing exports.
MMF segment and technical textiles are included among the 10 key sectors with approved financial outlay of Rs 10,683 crore over a five year period.
Accordingly this Ministry is formulating a scheme to promote identified MMF Apparel and Technical Textile lines to capture substantial share in global trade including US.
Union Budget announcements 2021-22 include the launch of Mega Integrated Textile Region and Apparel (MITRA) Parks scheme.
This will create world class infrastructure with plug and play facilities to enable and create global champions in exports.