Indian textile industry is lobbying strong for the export of spun-bond non-woven fabric and Government can allow its exports within 2 or 3 weeks. A senior industry leader confirmed this to Apparel Resources.
After allowing the export of PPE (with a limit of 5 million per month), the textile industry is also geared up to export the various kinds of fabrics used in making PPE.
The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) yesterday held a virtual meeting with the Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and raised this issue effectively.
The Minister assured the Council that Government is considering this demand and gave a positive indication.
Ronak Rughani Chairman, SRTEPC told Apparel Resources, “Hopefully, we will get the permission of export soon. It may take 2 or 3 weeks. India has enough production of various types of fabrics and there are good orders from many countries. We appreciate the concern of Government as it wants to ensure enough availability of the raw material regarding PPE.” He further added that the minister has assured that right policy will be framed to increase their exports.
Set up in 1954, SRTEPC is one of the oldest Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) in India.
The minister also appreciated the efforts of the company as they are taking lead in the production of anti-viral fabrics. In past few days, leading Indian textile companies Vardhman Textiles, RSWM Ltd, Siyaram Silk Mills, Arvind Ltd. D’décor Home Fabrics and Welspun India etc. have launched such fabrics with specialised kinds of finishes.