| India : B'desh labour unrest may divert garment orders to India (August 13, 10)|
The ongoing labour strife in Bangladesh over minimum wages may rob the country of its cost-advantage and prove to be a boon for the Indian apparel sector. With reports of violence and denial of basic living conditions to the workers there, Indian apparel industry feels global brands would now prefer to source from India.
| India : Textile Ministry assents to new TUFS proposals (August 13, 10)|
Recently, the Union Minister of Textiles, Dayanidhi Maran consented to most of the demands put forward by the sector experts in connection with the revised Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS). The same has been welcome by the textile industry.
| India : Duty free raw silk import by Handloom Corporation allowed (August 13, 10)|
The Government informed on Thursday that a duty free import of raw silk by the National Handloom Development Corporation has been allowed.
| India : Textiles sector may miss $115 bn Mar 2012 turnover target (August 13, 10)|
The global economic slowdown has affected the textile sector badly and it may miss the March 2012 target of $115 billion turnover, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.
| Islamabad : Floods may have damaged more than 1m cotton bales (August 12, 10)|
The ongoing flood across the country may destroy more than one million bales of cotton crops and the government apparently seems unable to achieve annual cotton production target of 14 million bales, experts predict on Wednesday.
| India : India may allow export of cotton from October - report (August 12, 10)|
India is likely to allow exports of cotton freely without any tax from October and a notification regarding this may be issued in two weeks, the Economic Times reported on Wednesday.