This study attempts to empirically investigate the implications of unshackling of the global textile trade, following the complete phasing out of the Multi-Fibre Agreement (MFA) in 2005, on the efficiency of firms operating in the Indian textiles industry.

Chitradurga: Minister for Textiles Gulihatti Shekhar has said that the new textile policy

Increasing the green cover in Gujarat may be high on government's agenda but the court is already questioning its 'negligence' about protecting trees.

Bs Reporter / New Delhi September 05, 2008, 0:45 IST

The government

The interactions of methyl orange and two benzidine type azo dyes, Congo Red and Direct Blue 1, with some strong polycations with variable charge densities, having cationic centers in the side chain, were investigated.

Cotton, textiles, and apparel are critical agricultural and industrial sectors in India. This study provides descriptions of these sectors and examines the key developments emerging domestically and internationally that affect the challenges and opportunities the sectors face.

Chandan Kishore Kant / Mumbai August 22, 2008, 5:32 IST

The government is likely to increase the minimum support price (MSP) of cotton by 40 per cent or more for the cotton year 2008-09, according to official sources.
At a time when inflation has touched 12.63 per cent for the week ended August 9, such a measure may spell trouble for the $45-billion domestic textile industry.

Senior officials in the Ministry of Textiles told Business Standard that the prices of medium long stable cotton is likely to be increased to Rs 2,500 a quintal from the current MSP of 1,900 a quintal.

Chandan Kishore Kant / Mumbai July 22, 2008, 0:28 IST
Gujarat, Maharashtra and MP contributed over 60 per cent of the total output in 2007-08.

Poor rains are playing havoc with cotton production in central India

Vikas Sharma / Ludhiana July 21, 2008, 0:24 IST

The lab will provide a push to textile units in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir as they will not have to depend on faraway facilties for reports.

The in-principle nod by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) to the proposal for setting up a textile testing laboratory in Ludhiana has pleased the members of the Textile Professional's Association (TPA).

The opening of laboratory will benefit more than 1,000 textile units.