| India : Nod for duty-free export of 55 lakh bales of cotton likely (September 04, 10)|
The government is likely to allow duty-free export of 55 lakh bales (one bale equals to 170 kgs) of cotton in the 2010-11 season starting next month, giving relief to cotton growers who had to face restrictions after domestic prices had spiralled.
| India : Cotton traders agree on 49.5 lakh bales exports cap (September 02, 10)|
Cotton traders have agreed to follow the Cotton Advisory Board's crop estimate for the coming season and limit exports to 49.5 lakh bales even though global prices are at two-year highs. Free exports in 2009-10 had led to a steep rise in local prices, raising raw material costs for textile companies.
| India : Textile ministry to push cabinet for early fiber policy (September 02, 10)|
The Ministry of Textiles will soon approach the Cabinet for making the National Fibre Policy, which will bring an end to the tax disparity between cotton and man-made fibre (MMF), a news agency reported on Tuesday.
| India : $12 billion apparel exports target may not be met: AEPC (September 02, 10)|
The apparel exports target of $12 billion for the current fiscal may not be met as garment exports have been declining for the last three months in a row and may continue to follow the trend, the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) today said.
| India : Garment exporters tread into local markets (August 31, 10)|
Quite a few clothing manufacturers in India, who have been supplying goods to reputed global garment and accessory retailers, are now planning to launch their own brands in India, to take advantage of the vibrant domestic market.
| India : 90% of cotton area under Bt (August 31, 10)|
The evolution of Bt created additional value worth Rs 40,000 cr until 2008