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Govt would act as a facilitator and support industry: SIMA

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Coimbatore, Sept 23 : Textile Commissioner, Mumbai, Roop Rashi Wednesday put the onus on the textile industry to manage the Covid-19
crisis and challenges faced in value addition, as the Government would
act as a facilitator and support the industry.

Addressing the 14th CEO Conference SIMS TEXPIN 2020, organised by Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) virtually, Roop Rashi said that textile markets are strong domestically and the problem what the industry faces today due to COVID-19 will be shorter.

Stating that the structural issues on raw material will be addressed very soon she said that it is for the industry to utilise the opportunities, diversify, innovate, scale-up and build global brands.The role played by the medical textiles in the COVID-19 period for the benefit of the medical fraternity is marvelous, a SIMA release quoting the official said.

The official assured to consider lot of suggestions coming from the industry
and said that there were certain procedural wrangles in the implementation of
Technology Upgraadation Fund Scheme and need to be made industry-friendly. Roop Rashi also asked the industry to grab the space left b y China, even as smaller countries like Bangladesh and Vietnam overtakes India in textiles & clothing exports, despite India having large production capacity.

Later, the 61st Annual General Meeting of SIMA re-elected Ashwin Chandran,
as its for the year 2020-21. SImilarly, Ravi Sam was re-elected as the Deputy Chairman and S K Sundararaman as the Vice-Chairman of the association for the year 2020-21.

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