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Raghavendra Verma

Articles by Raghavendra Verma

India exported US$1.36bn worth of apparel in July, Indian apparel exports remain sluggish 14 October 2019

Indian apparel exports continue to be sluggish even after registering an 11% growth in July compared to June this year, after three months of continuous decline.


New amendments make it impossible for companies to escape their CSR responsibilityIndian clothing companies face up to mandatory CSR rules 13 September 2019

New mandatory requirements for corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes in India are forcing the country's garment exporters to refocus on their community development schemes and make special provisions to record all expenditure in this area.


India's ready-made-garment exports fell 3% to US$16.18bn in the fiscal year ending March 2019New India government likely to review minimum wage 26 June 2019

India's new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government is planning to increase the country's minimum wage rates – a move that could damage the current cost advantages enjoyed of Indian apparel exporters an industry body has warned.


New tax benefits for India's garment exporters should help it to score more international ordersTax breaks for India garment exporters should boost global orders 15 May 2019

New tax benefits for India's garment exporters should help it to score more international orders, according to the country's apparel industry associations.


Tanneries have been ordered to properly treat liquid waste from production units before releasing it into sewersIndian leather producers face new regulatory threat 20 July 2017

Leather exporters in the north Indian production hub of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh are facing closure of their tanneries over environmental concerns – on top of existing challenges that include trying to overcome the shortage of raw hides and loss of business to Brazilian companies.


Over 70,000 of India's textile workers strike ahead of GST 28 June 2017

More than 70,000 synthetic textile traders in India’s textile hub of Surat, Gujarat, are on a five-day strike until 30 June, to protest against the country’s new Goods and Services Tax (GST) system, which comes into force on Saturday (1 July).


India's blanket ban on bovine slaughter threatens the country's leather marketIndia ban on cattle trade hurts leather sourcing sector 5 June 2017

A sudden shortage of leather in India, prompted by government religious policies on reducing cattle-related trades, is forcing major fashion brands to look for alternative sourcing destinations.


$3bn worth of additional exports could be generated in India's apparel, leather and footwear sectorsIndia apparel sector assured of Government support 6 February 2017

India's textile and apparel industry is banking on informal assurances of increased central government support, after it was largely ignored in this month's formal announcement of the national budget.


The Indian government decided almost without warning to phase out 500 and 1000 rupee notes to counter terrorism and the black market economyIndia cash demonetisation hits clothing sector hard 9 December 2016

India's domestic clothing industry has suffered a drastic slump in demand and production following the central government's sudden decision last month to withdraw high denomination currency notes accounting for around 86% of the total cash in the economy.


New Indian labour reforms that will enable factories to take on temporary workers for core clothing workIndia sets out long-overdue clothing sector labour reform 27 June 2016

Indian garment exporters have widely welcomed a series of financial and labour reforms announced by the government last week to generate 10m jobs and boost exports by $30bn over three years.


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