Ashwin Chandran, Chairman, The Southern Indian Mills’ Affiliation (SIMA), urged for governing administration for the removing of both anti-dumping duty on VSF and also the withdrawal of 10% import duty on cotton. He explained that both the higher benefit included industry segments account around Rs.1,50,000 crores business size and employ about two million men and women, fetch GST revenue of Rs.five,000 crores and also currency trading earnings to the tune of Rs.seventy five,000/- crores apart from catering to the benefit included segments. He explained that VSF and superfine cotton benefit chain supplies to the international brand names, who have established up retails in the domestic industry and the selling price crisis is staying used as an option by the neighbouring international locations like Bangladesh and consequently, imports begun looming significant. He has reiterated that out of forty MMF goods recognized by the Ministry of Textiles beneath PLI Plan, 18 goods are manufactured out of VSF and its blended fibres. He said that the capacity utilization of the spinning and powerloom clusters in Erode on your own has been afflicted to the tune of thirty% and consequently, the business can’t wait till the sunset overview.
SIMA chief has said that when the business is dealing with acute lack of VSF fibre, there is no issue of dumping and creating injury to the domestic industry. He has said that India has been generally relying on the American PIMA and Egyptian GIZA and other ELS cotton for the domestic and international markets apart from the residence developed DCH cotton. He explained that the business has been mixing the imported cotton with the indigenous cotton, as the availability of Indian cotton is not even 20% and the business also has been mixing the imported ELS cotton with micro denier polyester modal and other speciality manmade fibres to create higher benefit included goods. He has said that the business has also been applying Bunny cotton developed in Telangana and other locations for mixing with the imported cotton and create great rely yarns and its goods. Ashwin has explained that the DCH cotton was costing around Rs.52,000/- per candy of 355 kgs all through Oct 2020 and Rs.65,000/- in January 2021 and the same received improved to Rs.seventy three,000/- right after the levy of 10% duty. This has tremendously impacted the full benefit chain.