Gems and jewellery exports down 7% in H1 of FY18 due to GST, gold policy

There has been a sharp decline in orders from Japan and Europe this year for India’s gems and jewellery. Data compiled by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) says G&J net export declined 7.4 per cent to $16.8 billion in April-September, the first six months of this financial year, from $18.2 bn in the comparable period … Read more Gems and jewellery exports down 7% in H1 of FY18 due to GST, gold policy

Gujarat govt announces Garments & Apparel Policy 2017

With an aim to make full use of cotton grown in the state, the Gujarat government has announced Garments & Apparel Policy 2017. The policy, announced by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani today, envisages achieving the complete textile and garment value chain of 5Fs from farm to fibre, fibre to fabric, fabric to fashion, and fashion to foreign markets.“The decision … Read more Gujarat govt announces Garments & Apparel Policy 2017

Gems and jewellery exports down 7% in H1 of FY18 due to GST, gold policy

There has been a sharp decline in orders from Japan and Europe this year for India’s gems and jewellery. Data compiled by the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) says G&J net export declined 7.4 per cent to $16.8 billion in April-September, the first six months of this financial year, from $18.2 bn in the comparable period … Read more Gems and jewellery exports down 7% in H1 of FY18 due to GST, gold policy

Apparel, leather sectors need policy shift to boost jobs

The Centre needs to focus on apparel, leather and footwear sectors to boost formal and productive job creation in the economy, according to the Economic Survey. The Survey has recommended that labour and taxation reforms along with Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the European Union and the U.K. were key to make apparel and leather … Read more Apparel, leather sectors need policy shift to boost jobs