NEW Textile Policy for Gujarat Before Elections Political Gimmick or Serious Business Goals ?
Just before Gujarat elections, the Gujarat government has aanpn po au renlcpe do lgicayr2m0e1n7t. sm& o st ly going demonitisation through a and rough GST, patch Gujarat post textile and apparel industry feels that the elections textile industry is just which an eyewash is going to calm through the a very dificult time. The policy was, envisages announced achieving by Gujarat the CM complete Vijay Rupani textile farm and garment to ibre, value ibre to chain fabric, of 5Fs fabric from to fashion, and fashion to foreign markets.
According to him, the decision was taken to encourage new investments in garment making as the state has many advantages that can be a big boost for apparel manufacturing. Being the largest cotton producer Gujarat is already supplying cotton to other states. “It is time we encourage our entrepreneurs to invest in garmenting,” said Rupani while making the announcement at a press meet.
Under the policy, garment unit owners would get incentive for generating employment in the form of subsidy amount in would wages. be While Rs 3,500 the per subsidy month for male workers, it would be Rs 4,000 per month for female workers.
Gujarat already has large spinning capacity with 25 lakh spindles installed and adding weaving and garmenting would complete make textiles it possible and apparel to achieve value the chain. “Our aim is to provide employment to women and create investment opportunities in the complete value chain from cotton to fabric to clothing,” said Rupani.
Rupani also announced setting up of 16 new industrial estates under the Gujarat Corporation Industrial (GIDC). Development According to him, these GIDCS will unlock the growth in remote areas and SMES. These GIDCS, spread across 2,400 hectares in 16 accommodate villages, will have about the 15,000 potential factories. to generation The total estimated is about 100,000.” employment
However, announcing policy just few months before the state goes for Assembly elections has been observed by most of the industry players as a political move. The state government has claimed that the policy would create jobs in garmenting among small units. The policy aims to retain use of cotton grown textile value in the chain state by of farm, boosting ibre, the fabric, fashion and foreign (exports). also Earlier extended the the state existing government textile had policy have in Gujarat otherwise by one expired year which this year would in September.
Gujarat is an enterprising State on a constant lookout for new opportunities. The state has been a preferred destination for investors because of its strategic location, state-of-the-art infrastructure, robust industry ecosystem, conducive policies and proactive governance. On new industrial estates and parks, Rupani said that the new locations selected for setting up new estates were from the areas which had no industrial base.
Under the policy, garment unit owners would get incentive for generating employment in the form of subsidy in wages. While the subsidy amount would be Rs 3,500 per month for male workers, it would be Rs 4,000 per month for female workers.