Industry And Cluster | News & Insights

Knitting, technological textiles, and nero fabrics are on show at the Surat expo, which began on Saturday

Published: September 13, 2021
Author: Manali bhanushali

Weaveknitt 2021, a three-day fabric exhibition organised by the South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SGCCI) at the Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre in Sarsana in Surat city, features thousands of products from the knitting industry, technical textiles, and nero fabrics.

Darshana Jardosh, Union Minister of State for Textiles and Railways and Surat city BJP MP, spoke at the opening of the expo on Saturday, urging industry representatives to use the central government’s Production Linked Incentive (PLI) schemes to develop the “Make in India” and “Make in Surat” brands.

“Indonesia is a manufacturing powerhouse for polyester textiles, whereas India is the largest in cotton fabrics,” said Saptono, who was present at the event. “The textile industry links between the two nations would undoubtedly benefit our economies.”

SGCCI president Ashish Gujarati added that India is one of the fastest growing markets for technical textiles and also said,  “The global average growth is 4 per cent, whereas India’s growth rate is at 14 per cent per year. The biggest issue is that the raw material used in the production of technical textiles such as high tenacity yarn of polyester, nylon and viscose, are not manufactured in India. Union Textile Ministry should look into this aspect of capacity building, and pursue the large manufacturers of yarn to concentrate on these segments.”

“The Indian government has just set BIS criteria for several types of MMF (Man Made Fibre) yarns to be sold in India,” he continued. Instead of passing it over to the BIS, the Textile Commissioner’s office should be in charge of regulating the quality of the raw materials used in the textile industry.” Gujarati also urged that a world-class Quality Certification Centre be established in Surat by the Union Minister.

Roop Rashi Mahapatra, the textile commissioner, stated that the country may access the worldwide market via the internet platform. “At the moment, we are exporting textiles to the United States, West Asia, Bangladesh, and other countries. We receive about 60% of proposals under various programmes from Gujarat, with Surat accounting for 85% of those,” Mahapatra noted.

Related Posts

Kevlar® EXOTM, a Next-Generation Aramid Fibre, is Announced by DuPont

Huntsman Textile Effects introduces Terasil Blue W dye