Textiles Ministry to notify PLI scheme for MMF, technical textile sectors within a week: Secretary UP Singh

PTIUpdated: Wednesday, September 08, 2021, 05:49 PM IST
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Textiles Secretary UP Singh also said that the ministry has undertaken a comprehensive consultation with all the concerned stakeholders before finalising the scheme./ Representational image |

The textiles ministry is aiming to notify production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for MMF (man-made fibre) and technical textile sectors within a week, and issue detailed guidelines by the end of the current month, a top government official said on Wednesday.

Textiles Secretary UP Singh also said that the ministry has undertaken a comprehensive consultation with all the concerned stakeholders before finalising the scheme.

"There will be good takers of the scheme. We are targeting to notify the scheme within a week. And by September-end, we will be issuing the detailed guidelines," Singh told PTI.

A portal is being developed for implementing the scheme, which aims at boosting domestic manufacturing and creating a world-class facility for the sector, he added.

"Tentatively, we are thinking of opening the window for the industry to apply for the scheme from November 1 to December 31. Everything will be online, like submitting applications, approval process and disbursal of incentives," Singh said.

Talking about the importance of MMF and technical textiles, he said the government is targeting to increase textiles exports to $44 billion this fiscal and $100 billion in the next five years.

There is also an aim to increase the size of the industry from $140 billion to $250 billion in the coming years, "so this growth will come not only from cotton but from MMF and technical textiles," he added.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme worth Rs 10,683 crore for the textiles sector.

The Cabinet has approved the PLI scheme for textiles for MMF (man-made fibre) apparel, MMF fabrics and ten segments/ products of technical textiles.

Any person, (which includes firm/company) willing to invest minimum Rs 300 crore in Plant, Machinery, Equipment and Civil Works (excluding land and administrative building cost) to produce products of Notified lines (MMF Fabrics, Garment) and products of Technical Textiles, shall be eligible to apply for participation in the first part of the scheme.

In the second part, any person, (which includes a firm/company) willing to invest a minimum of Rs 100 crore shall be eligible to apply for participation in this part of the scheme.

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