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Textile
A latin word, originated from texere, it means "to weave". A textile was originally a woven fabric, but the terms textile and the plural textiles are now also applied to fibres, filaments and yarns. natural and manufactured, and most products for which these are a principal raw material.

Textile also refers to the yarns, threads and wools that can be spun, woven, tufted, tied and otherwise used to manufacture cloth. The production of textiles is an ancient art, whose speed and scale of production has been altered almost beyond recognition by mass-production and the introduction of modern manufacturing techniques. An ancient Roman weaver would have no problem recognizing a plain weave, twill, or satin.

This definition involves, for example. fibre-based products in the following categories:
threads, cords, ropes and braids; woven, knitted and nonwoven fabrics, lace, nets, and embroidery; hosiery, knitwear and made-up apparel; household textiles, soft furnishings and upholstery; carpets and other floor coverings; technical, industrial and engineering textiles, including geotextiles and medical textiles.

Descriptive of textiles as defined above and of the raw materials, processes, machinery, buildings, craft, technology, personnel used in, and the organisations and activities connected with, their manufacture.

Some of the major textile industries can be divided as
  • Awnings Textile
  • Blankets
  • Bags or Sacks Textile
  • Blinds Textile
  • Canvas Goods
  • Cordage
  • Elasticised Fabrics
  • Fabrics Textile
  • Felt (except floor coverings)
  • Glass Fiber Fabrics
  • Household Linen
  • Lace
  • Narrow Fabrics
  • Netting Textile
  • Piece-Goods
  • Rope (except wire rope)
  • Sail Cloth
  • Sewing Thread
  • Soft Furnishings
  • String
  • Tarpaulins
  • Tents
  • Textiles
  • Thread
  • Towels
  • Trimmings Ttextile
  • Yarns
Latest in Textile Sector
  • Ministry of finance has added 165 new textile products under duty drawback schedule. The new products included wool tops, cotton yarn, acrylic yarn, viscose yarn, various blended yarn/fabrics, fishing nets etc. Further, the existing entries in the drawback schedule relating to garments have been expanded to create separate entries of garments made up of (1) cotton; (2) man made fibre blend and (3) MMF. Separate rates have been prescribed for these categories of garments on the basis of composition of textiles.
  • After the phasing out of quota regime under the multi-fibre pact, India can envisage its textile sector becoming $100b industry by 2010. This will include exports of $50b. The proposed targets would be achieved provided reforms are initiated in textile sector and local manufacturers adopt measures to improve their competitiveness. A 5-pronged strategy aiming to attract FDI by making reforms in local market, replacement of existing indirect taxes with a single nationwide VAT, liberalization of contract norms for textile and garments units, elimination of restrictions that cause poor operational and organizational performance of manufacturers, was suggested.
  • The Union Minister Shankarsinh Vaghela said that the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) had approved rehabilitation schemes for sick NTC mills at a cost of Rs 3,900 crore. Of the 66 mills, 65 unviable mills have been closed after implementing voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) to all employees. According to him, the government has already constituted assets sale committees comprising representatives of Central and state governments, operative agency, BIFR, NTC and the concerned NTC subsidiary to effect sale of assets through open tender system.
  • Proposals for modernization of NTC mills have been made to the consultative committee members, including formation of a committee of experts to improve management of these mills. Even the present status of jute industry was under the scanner of the consultative committee.
  • The Government had announced change from the value-based drawback rate hitherto followed to a weight-based structure for textile exports that will discourage raw material exports and also curtail the scope for misusing the drawback claims by boosting invoice value of exports.
  • NCDEX launched its silk contract (raw silk and cocoon) on Thursday, January 20,2005.. With this launch, the total number of products offered by NCDEX goes up to 27.The launch of the silk contract will offer the entire suite of fibres to the entire value chain ranging from farmers to textile mills. With the objective of protecting the interests of the those affected but WTO agreements and globalisation process, Government of India jointly with NCDEX has adopted a policy of encouraging future contracts of silk. The Ministry of Textiles and the Central Silk Board (CSB) had decided to introduce futures trading in mulberry cocoons and raw silk on NCDEX. The basic purpose is to mitigate the risk associated with the changing prices through an efficient price discovery mechanism. Futures trading on the NCDEX will provide an alternative trading avenue for farmers, weavers and traders and help them make a better price discovery for their produce. It will also help them to reduce risks associated with price volatility through hedging CDEX. The basic purpose is to mitigate the risk associated with the changing prices through an efficient price discovery mechanism. Futures trading on the NCDEX will provide an alternative trading avenue for farmers, weavers and traders and help them make a better price discovery for their produce. It will also help them to reduce risks associated with price volatility through hedging.

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