As local lockdowns return to numerous locations, the Apparel Export Promotion Council has urged the government to exempt factories from these measures to keep India’s textile and apparel industry afloat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for 'Vocal for Local' has helped the khadi industry boost its sales, witnessing a steep rise during the festive season, said the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME).
Micro, small, and medium enterprises have seen sales rise during the festive season, sparking hopes of recovery. Jewellery retailers also saw their average ticket size increase during the festive period.
Khadi India’s flagship store in Connaught Place, New Delhi saw single-day sales cross the Rs 1 crore-mark four times since October 2, with its highest one-day sales total for 2020 was Rs 1.11 crore on November 13.