Textiles Committee is commemorating its 58th Foundation Day

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Mumbai, 22 August 2022


The Textiles Committee, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India is commemorating its 58th Foundation Day today (that is, 22nd August, 2022). Shri U.P. Singh, Union Secretary (Textiles), & Chairman, Textiles Committee will inaugurate the programme as Chief Guest. Ms. Roop Rashi, Textile Commissioner & Vice-Chairperson, Textiles Committee will address the gathering as the Guest of Honour.

Shri Suresh Kotak, Chairman, Kotak & Co; Dr. Pradeep Kumar Agarwal, CMD, Cotton Corporation of India; Shri Mahesh Kudav, Founder & MD, Venus Safety & Health Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai; Shri Anil Jauhri, Former CEO, NABCB; and Ms. Meher Castelino Mistry, representing Fashion Industry will also grace the occasion as Special Guests.

Shri Ajit B. Chavan, Secretary and CEO, Textiles Committee will welcome the dignitaries on the occasion.

The inaugural function will deliberate upon the topic of “Imperatives & Way Forward for the Indian Textile Sector and Role of the Textiles Committee”. This will be followed by a fashion show showcasing the Unique Textiles of India with the theme “Indian Textiles: From Tradition to Modernity”.

The Textiles Committee was established by an Act of Parliament in 1963 & came into being in 1964 with an objective to ensure quality of all textiles and textile products for domestic and export markets.

During its 58 years of journey, the Textiles Committee has rendered valuable services to the Textile and Apparel (T&A) sector for enhancing export and strengthening domestic production base through qualitative interventions through initiatives on quality & compliance, economic research, export promotion and host of other activities. When world export of textile and apparel was governed by Multi Fibre Agreement (quota period), it was the Textiles Committee which guided the Indian industry for establishing itself as textile powerhouse in the world by ensuring quality of the product and preparing compliance architecture. The Textiles Committee initiatives include Economic Research and Market intelligence of the sector.

In post-liberalization era, the Textiles Committee successfully transformed itself as a facilitator of growth. Today, TC has been rendering services through its state-of-the-art testing facilities, economic research, multi-management consultancies, export promotion and quality assurance. The recent efforts of the Committee for Market Intelligence on Textiles; IPR Protection through GI Act, 1999; research on Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers; competitiveness analysis of Indian Textile and Apparel sector; Star Rating of Ginning Pressing Factories; India Handloom Brand Scheme; and Handloom Mark Scheme has been providing much needed support to the entire Textile Value Chain.

It is expected that more than 250 representatives from State Government Export Promotion Councils, Research Organisations, Trade & Industry Associations and other stakeholders will be attend the Foundation Day programme in Mumbai today.

Click here to know about Textiles Committee’s journey since its inception

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(Source: Textiles Committee)

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