Ministry of Textiles17-March, 2017 18:53 IST
Textile and Apparel Exports from India

Textile and apparel exports from India contributed majorly to its total exports in the last three years.  The details are given below:


Exports in 2013 (USD bn)

Exports in 2014 (USD bn)

Exports in 2015 (USD bn)

Total T&A Exports




Total India’s Commodity Exports




Share of T&A in total India’s Exports




Source: Director General of Commerce Intelligence and Statistics Database.


In order to give boost to the textile industry, Government has introduced special packages for apparel and made-ups sector in June, 2016 and December, 2016 respectively. The government is also implementing schemes like Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (ATUFS), Pradhan Mantri Paridhan Rojgar Protsahan Yojna (PMPRPY), Scheme of Rebate of State Levies (RoSL) on export of garments, Schemes for Technical textiles, Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP), Integrated Skill Development Scheme etc. to modernize textile industry, increase production and global competitiveness.

Apart from the above, the Government has taken following initiatives to augment textile exports:

(i)                 MEIS Scheme under new Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20.

(ii)               Restoring Interest rate subvention for pre and post shipment credit for the textile sector,

(iii)             Expanding the scope of Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS) since 29.10.2015 to 110 new tariff lines and increase rates or country coverage or both for 2228 existing tariff lines.

(iv)             Increased Duty Drawback rates for some textile articles.

(v)               Market Access Initiative (MAI) Scheme.

(vi)             Market Development Assistance (MDA) Scheme.

(vii)           Duty Free import of trimmings, embellishments and other specified items under Export Performance Certificate Entitlement Scheme.


The above information was given by the Minister of State, Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta today, in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.




(Release ID :159492)