The government has no information about the Chinese manufactured textiles being pushed into India with 'Made in India' labels. The imports from China to India, in any case, cannot affect India's textiles exports to Nigeria, minister of state for textiles Panabaaka Lakshmi informed the Rajya Sabha today.
She said India's export of textile items to Nigeria rose from Rs73.25 crore in 2005-06 to Rs233.21 crore in 2006-07, but declined to Rs152.71 crore by 2008-09.
The minister further informed the House that no representation from the Indian textiles industry/association/trade body/export promotion council has been received about influx of fake Chinese textiles in India requesting for any action from the government.
In order to boost exports, arrest the impact of economic slowdown and to improve liquidity, the government had announced two stimulus packages on 7 December 2008 and 2 January 2009 for the domestic industry, including textiles industry, which inter-alia provide for the following:
i) Additional allocation of Rs1,400 crore to clear the backlog of Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) (further allocation of Rs3,140 crore in the Budget 2009-10 has been announced);
ii) All items of handicrafts to be included under 'Vishesh Krishi & Gram Udyog Yojana (VK&GUY);