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Raghavendra Verma

Articles by Raghavendra Verma

Indian Govt textile mill policy draws criticism 17 December 2014

A former chief official at the Indian Textiles Ministry has attacked government plans to prolong the life of loss-making state-owned textile mills.


Steep fall in India cotton prices benefits textile sector 4 December 2014

Cotton prices in India have crashed because of higher production and falling export demand, which is benefiting the country's domestic textile industry.


Fibres and fabrics: Cutting costs in fibre supply 3 November 2014

Apparel and textile companies looking keep down costs in fibre and fabric sourcing and production, at the same time as ensuring supplies keep flowing, are turning to a number of different strategies.


Infrastructure investments are seen as critical by IndiaIndian apparel exporters discuss policy changes 18 July 2014

Indian apparel exporters have demanded a series of favourable policy decisions from the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government while welcoming foreign buyers at the 53rd India International Garment Fair, held in New Delhi this week.


INDIA: Textile units face closure over water pollution concerns 19 May 2014

More than 600 dyeing and printing units in the small Indian town of Pali, in Rajasthan state, face closure over water pollution concerns.


India needs to take steps to extend last year’s clothing export growthIndia needs to take steps to grow clothing exports 14 May 2014

A 15% year-on-year growth in the value of exports of Indian apparel in the financial year ending March 2014 has been helped by diversification into new markets and stricter compliance standards by Indian factories, just-style has been told.


INDIA: Rise in textile export rebates unlikely to be agreed 30 January 2014

A call by India's textiles minister for a higher rebate on duties paid on garment exports to the European Union (EU) will probably be refused by the country's finance ministry, industry representatives have told just-style.


INDIA: Export incentives restored for cotton yarn 28 January 2014

The temporary restoration of the Incremental Exports Incentivisation Scheme (IEIS) for Indian cotton yarn exporters will make local spinning more viable in 2014, an industry spokesman has said.


INDIA: Yarn exports to China rise 75% in two months 20 August 2013

India's sales of yarn to China have increased by 75% in last two months, as China becomes uncompetitive in yarn production due to currency appreciation and higher labour costs.


INDIA: Cotton textile exports "should do better" 31 July 2013

While the Indian cotton textile industry has increased its global competitiveness over the last decade, its exports have not shown similar results a new study shows.


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