Articles tagged under: Textile

First regular industrial exhibition in Gujarat after pandemic kicks off in presence of two union ministers

January 09, 2021
First regular industrial exhibition in Gujarat after pandemic kicks off in presence of two union ministers

Surat: First regular business exhibition has been organized in Gujarat after a prolong period of Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown since March 2020. Surat International Textile Expo (SITEX) was inaugurated by union textile minister Smriti Irani and minister of State in Centre Debashri Chaudhary. The exhibition has 110 stalls. It has been held at Sarsana absed Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre. by The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Southern Gujarat  trade a...Read More

Gujarat based ATIRA is only organization in India that makes textile material for N99 masks

July 22, 2020
Gujarat based ATIRA is only organization in India that makes textile material for N99 masks

Gandhinagar: Ahmedabad Textile Industry's Research Association (ATIRA) is the only organization in India that makes textile material for making of N99 masks. ATIRA has so far provided such material to make 35 lakh N99 masks for DRDO. As the demand of DRDO is fully satisfied, ATIRA is now working on completing the orders given by other government departments, national institutions and private companies. According to Pragnesh Shah, Director of ATIRA, Central government arm DRDO has supplied N9...Read More

What would reopen in Surat, what would not, which conditions to apply

May 19, 2020

Surat: Surat City Mayor and Municipal Commissioner today held a meeting with representatives of various industries and markets and took some important decisions on reopening. - Textile and diamond markets to reopen in odd-even manner with half staff capacity. - Diamond markets will not be allowed to reopen in open to sky manner. - Processing units can operate in the night but curfew will be in implementation during 7 pm to 7 am. - If more than one persons is found Covid19 posit...Read More

Mumbai firm with Rs. 525 crore orders on hand, to start COVID-19 essentials production at facilities in Gujarat

May 13, 2020
Mumbai firm with Rs. 525 crore orders on hand, to start COVID-19 essentials production at facilities in Gujarat

Mumbai: Suumaya Lifestyle Limited today announced it has bagged several orders aggregating Rs 525 crores (approximately) from various government institutions and private companies across India for the supply of COVID-19 essentials, reusable cotton masks and PPE kits. This order comes at a time when cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad are reeling under a high number of COVID19 positive cases. Suumaya plans to supply nearly 50 lakh reusable cotton masks and 35 lakh PPE kits over the next...Read More

Centre makes HLL a nodal agency for N95 masks and medical suits

March 19, 2020
Centre makes HLL a nodal agency for N95 masks and medical suits

Surat: The Government of India has banned export of masks and medical suits. In a video conference session with Surat district collector and others, Textile ministry under secretary GK Rajnish said textile manufactures who are into production of non woven fabrics will need to give daily data of sell of masks and suits. The government will take legal action if masks and suits are sold to companies other than HLL at higher cost. It's worth noting that the government has made HLL a noda...Read More

KVIC opens first silk processing plant in Gujarat to boost production of signature Patola Saree

January 03, 2020
KVIC opens first silk processing plant in Gujarat to boost production of signature Patola Saree

Surendranagar: In a historic initiative taken by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a first Silk Processing Plant was inaugurated today at Surendranagar in Gujarat which would help cut down the cost of production of silk yarn drastically and increase the sale and availability of raw material for Gujarati Patola Sarees locally. Chairman, KVIC V K Saxena today said that promoting the Indian Crafts and Culture has been the top most priority of KVIC since its inception. T...Read More

SGCCI delegation meets PM Modi in New Delhi, discuss the issues pertaining to industries

December 28, 2019
SGCCI delegation meets PM Modi in New Delhi, discuss the issues pertaining to industries

Surat: A group of 11 leaders of Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGCCI) called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday. The delegation members instead of presenting bouquet or shawl, presented Surat's famous Andhali Vani Ponk to Prime Minister. The PM on receiving ponk said, 'it seems ponk season has started in Surat'. Ponk or Paunk is a Gujarati snack made from tender roasted sorghum grains. SGCCI delegation thanked Prime Minister for custom notified a...Read More

‘Morbi the best model in Gujarat for export, not Surat’

December 28, 2019
‘Morbi the best model in Gujarat for export, not Surat’

Gandhinagar: Suvidh Shah, Assistant Director General of Foreign Trade ADGFT - Directorate General of Foreign Trade speaking here on Friday said the role model for DGFT in Gujarat is Morbi and not Surat because while Surat registers Rs. 7,000 crore export of textile and diamond combined, Morbi registers Rs. 10,000 crore export of tiles only. Speaking at The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Shah said, 'Morbi is witnessing growth, though it is a small district. India's first w...Read More

Fire breaks out at Ahmedabad based textile unit of Jindal

October 30, 2019
Fire breaks out at Ahmedabad based textile unit of Jindal

Ahmedabad: Major fire broke out at textile manufacturing unit of Jindal Worldwide Ltd in Narol area of Ahmedabad on Tuesday evening. A team of 10 fire fighting vehicles and 35 personnel were still deployed to douse the fire even on the next day in the morning. Read More

Reliance Industries, World’s largest polyester fiber maker, aims to make ‘sustainable clothing’ affordable

September 11, 2019
Reliance Industries, World’s largest polyester fiber maker, aims to make ‘sustainable clothing’ affordable

Mumbai: ‘Sustainable fashion’ is becoming a buzz word in the fashion industry as large corporates, textile manufactures, fashion designers and renowned fashion houses are aggressively putting their act together to meet the burgeoning demand for sustainable fashion apparels. Today, the youth is aware and conscious about the environment and they are demanding sustainable products, having lowest carbon footprints and one that can be disposed of with least harm to the environment. Relia...Read More