November 29, 2022
  • November 29, 2022

India’s textile industry should focus more on sustainability: UP Singh

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Textiles Secretary UP Singh said India’s textile industry should focus more on sustainability and circularity. Sharing the example of garment industry in Bangladesh, he said Bangladesh has about 160 green factories and India should also work more efficiently in this direction.

“Landfill is a major issue and textiles being one of the most polluting industries, textile companies should do their best for sustainability. Sustainability and circularity in the textile ecosystem must also be developed,” he said.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Gartex Texprocess event in Delhi, the Textiles Secretary urged the industry to work on MMF as clothing brands are now globally more geared towards polyester.

“We support the industry at the political level, whether through the PM MITRA programme, the technical textile mission and initiatives like PLI. However, it is now the industry that must perform. If we are to do well in exporting, MMF should be the focus of Indian companies,” he said.

He added that India’s textile industry has done well in exporting in the last fiscal year, and to continue to do well in exporting, India needs to increase its base of MMF products. Furthermore, he also pointed out that the productivity of cotton production is limited, and therefore the use of MMF is expected to increase.

The Textiles Secretary added, “The Government of India is striving to increase the size and scale of the textile industry through policies such as the mega textile park which aims to address the value chain problem. and scale fragmented. We also focus on textile machinery manufacturing incentive to encourage foreign manufacturers to build textile machinery in India.