How do we check our size while buying clothes? We check according to the U.K or US size mentioned on the apparels and then compare them with the size guide mentioned.
Do you think it is fair that people in India but according to UK or US sizes? Why don’t we have our own standard of apparel sizes when we have such a huge domestic population? Worry no more, India is planning to launch its own standard of apparel size soon.
India to have its own standards of Apparel size
While speaking at the Textile Conclave at Gandhinagar on Sunday, a part of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, Union Textile minister Smriti Irani announced that India is soon going to have their own standards for apparel size.
Indian exporters are facing huge problems due to apparel size since India does not have its standard. The minister also informed that the government will soon roll out a one of its kind, Size India project across the country.
Irani also said that India has tremendous potential to cater huge demand not only from the domestic industry but also for the industry that comes from overseas.
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“A study has never been carried out to ascertain the strength and magnitude of our domestic market. The government of India will soon embark upon a statistical study to categorize the entire domestic demand of the Indian market so that it becomes a base for policy creation and to further strengthen industry and manufacturing possibilities,” Irani said.
Addressing the issue of taxes embedded under the Goods and Services Tax (GST)regime along with the industrial demand to increase the rebate on state levies (ROSL) to boost exports that were earlier cut down by the Central government, Irani assured that they are working on a solution to the issue.
“It has been resolved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the finance minister that taxes are not to be exported. We are working towards that resolution,” she said.
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C.M Vijay Rupani also added that Gujrat will soon reclaim its Manchester of India’s title in the textile sector. “Textile is a necessity for all, right from the turban-wearing farmers to our urban population. From 1861, when the first textile mill was established in Ahmedabad to this day, we have kept up with the times and technology to produce world-class textile. Right from farmers to fashion designers, the textile is an inevitable essential and the Government of Gujarat has developed policies to support the sector,” Rupani said.