India Textile Policy 2000



For the growth and development of Indian Textile Industry and to make it more vibrant, Govt. of India passed National Textile Policy in 2000.

Objectives of Policy:

  • To produce and provide good quality cloth in affordable price to fulfill different needs of customers.
  • To increase the share of India in Global Textile Market.
  • To increase the contribution for employment and economic growth of country.
  • Facilitate the Textile Industry to attain and sustain a pre-eminent global standing in the manufacture and export of clothing.
  • Liberalization of controls and regulations for the market development of different Textile Segments and to make them stronger to perform in competitive environment.
  • Encourage FDI and R&D to improve the manufacturing capabilities and infrastructure under the environmental standards.
  • Facilitating financial support and arrangement to sector.


Highlights of Policy:

  • Achieving the target of Textile and Apparel Exports from US $ 11 billion to US $ 50 billion by 2010. The share of garments is targeted US $ 25 billion.
  • Increasing contribution of private sector through set up environment-friendly and technologically advance textile units and complexes.
  • To De-reserve the Garment Industry from Small Scale Industry.
  • To improve the availability, productivity and quality of Raw Materials.
  • Improvement in quality of fiber/Yarn and its availability.
  • To increase the Cotton productivity by at east 50 % and quality to match the international standard by implementing Technology Mission on Cotton.
  • To make Silk and Sericulture sector strong, Govt. is aimed to improve R & D, Productivity of non-mulberry verities of silk.
  • Encourage Private Sector to increase productivity, and to market the Wool products. Establishing Pre-Loom & Post-Loom facility.
  • Developing high yielding seeds, to make farmers more technological efficient, creating potential market link, and diversified jute products are main concern for Jute Sector.
  • Modernization and liberalization of Spinning Sector.
  • Technological Up-gradation, Strategic Alliance with international textile majors, Improved Quality, and Productive HR environment are the concern for Organized Mill Industry.
  • For Powerloom Sector steps such as, Technological Up-gradation, Increased Productivity and Modernization of the sector are going to be implemented.
  • To Increase Productivity, Enhanced Marketing and Distribution, Technological Up-gradation and increased Research Development in Handloom Sector.
  • To Improve Export, Promotion, Technological Support, Infrastructure, Marketing & Distribution and R & D for the growth of Handicraft Sector.
  • To increase Exports to 50 billion US $ by 2010, Increase FDI & Investment, and to Increase Infrastructure Support to export oriented areas.