An Indian textile manufacturers association has demanded that the government lift the 16 per cent ad-valorem duty on independent processing units immediately and restore the duty to check losses of over Rs 25 billion. "Due to the imposition of ad-valorem duty independent processors have to suffer frequent inspections and litigations which has adversely affected our production. Business loss during the last 40 days has been to the tune of Rs25bn," Arvind Poddar, president of the Federation of All India Textile Manufacturers Association (FAITMA) said.