Can we ever do without imports?

A few lakh bales of imports, even if they continue for a long time, should not be a major concern because the percentage of imports to total demand of raw cotton has been consistently low at around 2 per cent only.

Will the import duty structure go down or up in the future?

Water is a big concern. Growing cotton is water-intensive at the best of times as is manufacturing textiles and treating the waste generated. In India, cotton guzzles more water than anywhere in the world

Industrialists and regulators are unclear on best practices in India's wastewater management in the textile sector, which generates 1,750 million litres a day (mld). Says Mangilal Gandhi, owner of

This case study reports on how the various stakeholders came together to alleviate the problem of effluents discharged by factories in the industrial estates on the eastern periphery of Ahmedabad into the Kharicut canal that flows into the Khari, a tributary of the Sabarmati.

Avoids use of corrosive chemicals

Pali is a textile town deep in water scarce Rajasthan. It is well known for the cloth it produces. But it is even better known for the filth it also produces, best seen in the colours in its mostly

seawater remedy: Hyderabad-based IVRCL Infrastructures and Projects Ltd, a company that specialises in water treatment systems, has bagged a Rs 900 crore seawater desalination project to end

July 26, 2005: It began raining at 11 am. In the next 24 hours, India’s most populous city received 944 mm of rainfall. The resultant flood killed 450 people (officially), and caused financial damage worth about Rs 4,000

In Rajasthan state particularly, textile mills represent an important economic sector. Pali district in Rajasthan has got largest number of textile industries in the State i.e.989 units, mostly engaged in cotton and synthetic textile printing and dyeing.

But can Mumbai s civic authorities use it to solve the city s land crunch?