Haryana, one of the leading textile and apparel states in India, has issued the draft of Haryana Enterprises Promotion Policy, 2020.
Textiles and apparel sector is among the priority sector for the Government, and therefore the aforementioned policy holds lot of relevance.
The policy says that special incentives shall be provided for the thrust areas/focus clusters, i.e., textiles utilising raw materials produced in the state. Steps shall be taken for setting up Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP) at Panipat for textile exporting units.
Other announcements related to the industry in this policy are as follows:
Encourage setting up micro units making surgical cotton, masks, baggage, napkins in cotton-producing areas.
Tap into new opportunities and encourage investments across entire value chain for inclusive growth through proactive investment promotion and outreach.
Promote R&D in the area of manufacturing of MMF and technical textiles to promote environment-friendly process/technologies in textile sector.
State shall develop integrated textile park with provision of water supply and treatment for water-intensive textile units.
State shall support water and energy audit and its implementation by textile and apparel units.
It is pertinent to mention that Haryana’s contribution to national exports of textiles and apparel sector is over 36 per cent for carpets and other textile floor coverings, 18 per cent for apparel and clothing (woven), 8 per cent for apparel and clothing (knitted) and 9 per cent for other made-up textile articles.