Editorial Simplified : 24th June

Editorial Simplified : 24th Day of June 2016

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The Hindu

Editorial : A stitch in time


The editorial studies the recent incentives by Central government to the textile sector.

Why the incentives

  • Textile sector economy’s largest employment generator outside agriculture was steadily ceding ground to competition from countries like Bangladesh, Vietnam etc.
  • Also, the World Bank noted the fall in Chinese apparel exports due to rising wages in China, thus a great opportunity in the textile arena for other countries like India.

What has been done

  • The measures taken aim at streamlining labour norms and offering tax breaks.
  • Rs 6000 crore have been earmarked for the package.
  • Rs 5500 crore would be used to for providing additional 5% duty drawbacks for garments.
  • Rs 500 crore would be used for technology upgradation fund.
  • A worker now hired for fixed term will be treated at par with permanent employee.

Concluding analysis

  • Vietnam apparel exporters will gain substantially from Trans-Pacific Partnership to which it is a signatory.
  • Bangladesh enjoys preferential treatment due to status as one of the Least Developed Countries.
  • Given these facts the measure to bolster India’s textile industry have come just in time.

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