Ministry of Textiles15-December, 2016 17:39 IST
Spinning and Weaving Capacities

The installed capacity in the spinning and weaving segments as well as the production during last 3 years is given below:

The installed capacity in the spinning and weaving segments as well as the production during last 3 years is given below:

Items

Unit

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

April-Sep (Prov.)

2015-16

2016-17

Spindles

Million No

49.46

50.16

51.2

 

 

Rotors

Thousand no.

814

834

860

 

 

Looms

Million No

2.43

2.54

2.59

 

 

Manmade fibre Production

Mn. Kg.

1,307

1,344

1,347

648

698

 Spun yarn (Production)

Mn. Kg.

5,309

5,488

5,665

2,852

2,883

Man made filament yarn (Production)

Mn. Kg.

1,293

1,248

1,164

581

574

Fabrics  (Production)

Mn. Sq. mtr

63,500

65,276

65,505

32,669

33,196

 

The installed capacity as well as production in the spinning and weaving segment during the last 3 years has shown an increasing trend  with the exception of manmade filament yarn indicating that there is no gap between demand and spinning and weaving capacity in the textile industry.

 

The Government has launched various initiatives for employment generation in the sector including:

 

(i)                 Amended Technology Upgradation Scheme (ATUFS) wherein  Segments which have higher employment and export potential such as Garmenting and Technical Textiles will be eligible for capital subsidy at the rate of 15% subject to cap of Rs.30 crore as against others wherein subsidy is provided at a lesser rate.

(ii)                SPELSGU - The Government has also recently launched a Scheme for Production and Employment Linked Support for Garmenting Units (SPELSGU) under ATUFS to incentivize production and employment generation in the garmenting Sector.

(iii)              PMPRPY - Pradhan Mantri Paridhan Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMPRPY) has been designed to incentivize employers in the apparel sector for generation of new employment where Ministry of Textiles shall be paying additional 3.67% of the employer’s contribution in addition to Government bearing 8.33% EPF contribution of the employer in the PMRPY.

 

The above information was given by the Union Textiles Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani today, in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

 

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