Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Union Minister of Women & Child Development and Textiles gave away the awards to exporters of synthetic textiles for their outstanding export performance for the year 2018-19 at a glittering function of The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) held on 8th February 2020 at Hriday Lawns, Hotel Sofitel, Mumbai.

The SRTEPC Special Award for the Best Overall Export Performance (Gold Trophy) was won by Reliance Industries Ltd.   Grasim Industries Limited got the Silver Trophy for Second Best Overall Export Peformance and Wellknown Polyesters Limited received the Bronze Trophy for Third Best Overall Export Performance.  RSWM Ltd. was also awarded a trophy of appreciation in this category.

The other companies who were honoured in various categories for best export performance were : D’décor Home Fabrics Pvt. Ltd., D’décor Exports Pvt. Ltd., Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd., SAAM Textiles Pvt. Ltd., Rughani Brothers, Le Merit Exports Ltd, Banswara Syntex Limited, Dicitex Furnishings Pvt. Ltd., PNR Industries Ltd., Grasim Industries Limited Unit : Indian Rayon, Filatex India Limited, Madura Coats Pvt. Ltd. SKAPS Industries India Pvt. Ltd , Pee Vee Textiles Limited, Daman Polythread Ltd., Vardhman Textiles Limited,  Goyal Knitfab Pvt. Ltd., Kishorilal Shyamsunder, Shriram Rayons, Siddhachal Textile Private Limited, Reaghan Fashions Pvt. LTd, Duratex Exports, Atlas Exports (India), Shreekrishna Dyeing & Printing Works and BSL Ltd.  Certificates of Merit were presented to Tulip Garment Accessories and Vineet Polyfab Pvt. Ltd. (Detailed list of Award Winners attached herewith).

The Hon’ble Union Minister of Women & Child Development and Textiles, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani said that despite global slow down and other insurmountable difficulties faced by the textile industry, exports of MMF textiles during 2018-19 was to the tune of US$6.13 billion.  Lauding the efforts of the exporters, she said that this was possible due to the concerted efforts of the Council and its member exporters.  She also informed that the Council has vision of achieving US$ 7 billion by the end of financial year 2020-21.  She remarked that the recognition of the outstanding performance by exporters will motivate the industry to excel in the coming year and spur them to imbibe international best practices. 

In his speech, the SRTEPC Chairman Shri Ronak Rughani mentioned about the milestone announcement by the Government made in the recent Budget 2020-21 for setting up of the National Technical Textiles Mission with a four-year implementation period from 2020-21 to 2023-24 at an estimated outlay of Rs. 1,480 crore. He said that this will be a great lease of life for the MMF textile segment because more than 90% of fibres used in the Technical Textiles segment come from Manmade fibres.

The SRTEPC Chairman said that its Council’s tradition to recognise the untiring efforts made by our Members in export front and celebrate together the outstanding achievements and enterprising skills.

Addressing the audience, Shri Anil Rajvanshi, Convener of the Export Award Committee and former Chairman, SRTEPC said that the Export Award Function is not just an event but a celebration of the hard work put in by the award winning companies.

On the occasion of the SRTEPC Export Award Function the Hon’ble Union Minister of Women & Child Development and Textiles release a Study Report by M/s. Gherzi Textil Organization AG, Zurich on “Promoting Growth of Man-made Fiber Textile Industry in India – A Roadmap to identify gaps and suggest measures”.   She said that this report would help in addressing the issues pertaining to both production and export of man-made fibre textiles.

The Vote of thanks for proposed by the Vice Chairman, Shri Dhiraj Shah.