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Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Textiles and Jute Industry

Dated 11th January 2001


Secretary, Ministry of Textiles Chairman
Representative of Ministry of Chemicals and Petro-chemicals Member
Representative of Ministry of Agriculture Member
Representative of PI0.Commission(l and M) Member
Representative of Planning.Commission(PP) Member
Representative of Planning Com mission (VSI) Member
Development Commissioner for Handlooms Member
Development Commissioner(Handicrafts) Member
CEO, Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Mumbai Member
Member-Secy., Central Silk Board, Bangalore Member
Jute Commissioner, Calcutta Member
CMD, National Textile Corpn.,New Delhi Member
Chairman, Indian Cotton Mills Federation Mumbai Member
Representative of IDBI Member
Representative of SIDBI Member
Chairman, Textile Association lndia (Regd.) Member
President, Association of Synthetic Fibre Industry of India, Mumbai Member
Representative of All India Hosiery Manufacturers' Association Member
President, Indian Woollen Mills Federation, Mumbai Member
Representative of Ready-made Garments Member
Manufacturers and Exporters Member
Chairman, Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association, Mumbai Member
Director.Central Wool Development Board Member
Director, BTRA Member
Director, SITRA Member
Director, IJIRA Member
Textile Commissioner, Mumbai Member-Secy.

Terms of Reference:

  1. To examine the current status of the textile industry in India in the global context and the impact of liberalization on the Indian textile industry, especially the threats and opportunities.
  2. To review the effectiveness of technology upgradation fund scheme for textile industry and suggest modifications, where necessary.
  3. To examine the role of the various sectors of the textile industry, in India, such as handlooms, powerlooms, khadi, handicrafts, organized mill sector, wool, silk, hosiery, cotton ginning and pressing and apparels, so as to suggest strategies for their harmonious development.
  4. To review the new textile policy and recommend any additional measures that would enable India to play its due role in the global textile market.
  5. To suggest ways and means to increase the availability and access of cloth to the poorer sections of the population and to increase per capita fibre consumption in the country.
  6. To suggest ways and means for enlarging the scope of productive employment in the various sectors of the textile industry, keeping in view the objectives of balanced regional development, poverty alleviation and equitable distribution of economic benefits.
  7. To review the likely achievement of levels of demand, capacity, production, etc. by the end of 2001-02, in relation to the targets fixed for the Ninth Five Year Plan and to analyze the deviations, if any, and to suggest appropriate actions for future.
  8. To assess the requirements of yarn and cloth for local consumption and export* and its break-up, under cotton, mixed/blended, non-cotton (man-made) woollen and silk, In 2006-07 and the likely demand in 2017.
  9. To estimate the level of exports of textiles during 2006-07 taking into account the past performance, present trends, pattern of world trade and globalization of textile trade.
  10. To arrive at realistic estimates of production in the organized sector and the decentralized Sectors, sector-wise and variety wise, keeping in view the basic principle of providing employment to the masses.
  11. To bench mark various segments of domestic industry against the global industry and suggest ways and means to make all sections of domestic industry internationally competitive.
  12. To examine the availability of raw materials for the textile industry and suggest suitable measures for optimum product-mix, so as to achieve maximum benefits from the available resources.
  13. To suggest methods by which rationalization of labour could be accomplished, so as to achieve maximum labour productivity through scientific workload.
  14. To estimate the financial requirements, 1he extent of sickness in the textile industry and suggest ways for mobilization of resources in the private, public and cooperative Sectors.
  15. To assess the indigenous machinery manufacturing capabilities and their technological status and suggest appropriate methods for the development of the textile machinery as per needs of the textile industry.
  16. To assess the status of the R and D programmes and suggest ways for proper utilization of the programmes and the role of the Textile Research Associations and Technical institutions.
  17. To examine the requirements and availability of raw jute by 2006-07 and suggest measures for increasing production, upgradation of quality of raw jute, jute products, jute diversification products and Technical Textiles in the various sectors of the Textile industry.
  18. To study the problem of fluctuations in the prices of cotton and cotton yarn, so as to have a long-term policy for cotton and to review the Cotton Technology Mission.
  19. To suggest measures for Integration of Information Technology, automation, networking for improving overall productivity and quality of products.
  20. To make such other recommendations as may be appropriate.

The Working Group may co-opt such official (s) or non-official as member of the Group as considered necessary. The working group may also constitute sub-group (s) if so necessary.

The expenditure on TA/DA in connection with the meetings of the group will be borne by the parent Department/Ministry to which the official belongs. The non-official members of the Committee will be entitled to TA/DA as permissible to Grade-I officers of the Government of India and this expenditure will be borne by the Planning Commission.

The Working Group will submit its report within six months.