Labour rights in the garment industry, tariff-free access to Bangladeshi goods, education and the Rohingya crisis were the key issues discussed in the second Bangladesh-UK Strategic Dialogue held in London last week.
Cotton planting in India could fall 12 percent in the 2018/19 crop year as infestation by the pink bollworm has slashed farmers’ incomes and prompted them to choose other crops, industry officials said.
Arvind Ltd is hoping to reach 10,000 crore rupees (approximately 1.5 billion US dollars) in textile based revenue in the next four to five years as it will also invest heavily in capacity enhancement and new facilities.
In a bid to introduce best global practices and technological up-gradations in the embroidery sector, the ministry of state for textiles has launched a unique wellness program aimed at the overall development of workers.
The Indian government has reduced the maximum sale price of transgenic Bt cotton seeds from Rs 800 per packet earlier, to Rs 740 for the second successive year, to help cotton growers hit by pest attacks.
All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) members are ready to set up 1,000 garment manufacturing plants with an investment of $7 billion to resolve the crisis in the sector, the association proposed recently.
India’s cotton exports have been gathering pace after global prices jumped to four-year highs, with traders in the world’s top producer of the fibre signing contracts in the last three weeks to ship over 1 million bales.