ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Textiles-Over to Polyester

Textiles Over to Polyester A SUR-GROUP of the Planning Commission has recommended a massive expansion in production capacities in respect of polyester staple fibre and polyester filament yarn in the Seventh Plan period. The expansion is supposed to be in response to projections of demand for raw materials for the textile industry. The sub-group, which included the Textile Commissioner and representatives of the Indian Cotton Mills Federation (ICMF), the ministries of Petroleum and Agriculture, the Federation of Indian Art Silk Weaving Industry (FIASWI), the Textiles Committee and the polyester staple fibre industry, as well as the Development Commissioner for Hand- looms, has favoured a total freeze on capacity in respect of viscose filament yarn so as to facilitate higher intake of polyester filament yarns by the textile industry. The sub-group has held viscose staple fibre (regular) to be relatively inferior in quality and so recommended that producion of this fibre throughout the Seventh Plan should not exceed the present capacity of 86,000 tonnes per annum.

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