On "Challenges For Indian Textile Growth"

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  • Challenges for Indian Textile growth: Indian textiles industry's current worth is approx US108 billions and expected to to reach by US230 billions by 2021. 100 million peoples are directly and indirectly involved and sharing 5% GDP. The minsitry of textiles estimate that we have potential of reach US500 billion. But why we cant achieve this?

  • There are numerous reason behind it. I am looking for some inputs from the industry for the reasons.


  • Compliance urge: Social, Env., technical and product safety compliance which we generally term as integrated compliance is usually the outcome of prudent "sustainability mindset" and not by force. Further this is not a top down enforcement too, should be from the workers and runners. Compliance should not be taken as luxery and mere a certificate by paying few mandays to audit agencies rather inculcate a culture of growing together.


  • Unorganised Apparel industries in India: unorganised sector's supply chain sustainabilty specially in garmenting sector is a serious concern. The manufacturer are working just to take the order and execute it just as one off job. Is this sustainability ?Lots of barriers and risks are just involved which areignored. if they calculate the issues and mitigate those, they can be emerged as top manufacturer in future. in case you have any of those idea to share, pls so share, we together can come to a consensus and better work for solution


  • Green textile supply chain research is hardly seen in research papers: It has been pointed out by some researchers that consumers are concerned about the green practices by the manufacturers if the product is directly related to their health and wellbeing. The perception is that a textile product manufactured without adhering to the environmental norms may not directly affect the health of the user unless the product is used by babies who are more susceptible to adverse chemicals. Besides, the awareness about the green supply chain is also very limited. In the absence of implementation of strict environment regulations, the top management often becomes reluctant to show their commitment for green supply chain design and management. In recent years, researchers have tried to identify the barriers for the implementation of green supply chain in automobile, electronics and mining industries. However, there is death of research efforts to identify the barriers of green textile supply chain design and implementation