Save Shuttle Powerloom industry avoid suicides of powerloom families

Chinese Fabric imports destroying Indian Powerloom industry


In 2013-14 , The declared value of imported cloth from China was Rs.5,500 crore. Since it was very under invoiced, the real value was over 8,000 crore. It is now increasing to 12,000 crores. Also most of the cloth is being imported illegally via Bangladesh. It is more than 12,00,000 shuttle powerlooms and resulted in unemployment of more than 2 million shuttle powerloom workers.

 

For more details click here : http://www.indiantextilejournal.com/News.aspx?nId=PFA6nRUT7ECEWYFkw+hJmA==&NewsType=Chinese-fabrics-import-destroying-India%C2%B4s-powerloom-industry-India-Sector



North Indian looms lost jobs by China's imports and they have started to produce the TamilNadu plain gada cloth which was mostly produced in Tamil Nadu. This leads to price reduction, work stoppage & unemployment.  While the living and working costs are continously increasing, shuttle Powerloom owners are forced for the reduced price of  2011 in 2017. So shuttle powerloom owners were forced for 20% to 30%  reduction in price and were unable to cover the  bank dues. So many of their factories were announced as NPAs and put up for auction by banks.

For details click here :

http://www.dinakaran.com/News_detail.asp?Nid=286804

For details click here :

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/Around-1000-powerloom-units-in-Coimbatore-Tiruppur-districts-sick/articleshow/50731759.cms

 



The raw materials (cotton and yarn) were exported from India to China and cloth is manufactured in Chinese looms and imported back to India with undervalue & Also routed via Bangladesh. China Government encourages to destroy and capture other country markets and has written off Bad debts around 20 Lakh Crores (US$ 304 Billion) for the losses of Chinese companies. Backed by Chinese Government for any losses, Chinese companies are vigorously doing the same in all sectors (textile, crackers, steel, electrical equipment, vehicle tyres etc..).
For details click here :
http://indianexpress.com/article/business/banking-and-finance/china-banks-write-off-usd-300-billion-in-bad-loans-2871751/

Last week Gujarat textile co-operative society associations requested to impose duty on Chinese fabrics.

Click here for details: http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-news/gujarat-s-textile-industry-demands-tax-on-chinese-fabrics-207109-newsdetails.htm

 

We request to impose Anti-Dumping duty for cloth import as announced by The Honourable Textile Minister in December 2016.

Link is here : http://indianexpress.com/article/india/govt-may-impose-dumping-duty-on-cloth-from-china-smriti-irani-4421640/

 

 

 

Recenty Indian Government has imposed Anti Dumping Duty (ADD) for below Chinese products.

 

1)    47 type of Steel products – ADD Rs.33kg (US$ 478 to US$561 per ton)

For details click here: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/business/economy/120517/india-slaps-anti-dumping-duty-on-47-steel-products.html

 

 

2)    Ceramic tiles $1.07 per Kg.

For details click here:  http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/indl-goods/svs/paper-/-wood-/-glass/-plastic/-marbles/government-imposes-anti-dumping-duty-on-chinese-ceramic-items/articleshow/59124170.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

 

3)    Kitchenware items. Same above link.

 

4)    Aluminum foil US$ 1.63 per KG.

For details click here: http://www.livemint.com/Industry/7bpdkboDILRt9VOVnfCgAP/Antidumping-duty-imposed-on-Chinese-chemical-aluminium-foi.html

 

 

 

5)    PTFE (used for electronics) US$ 2,663 per ton. Ban imposed on 31.07.2017.

For details click here: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/antidumping-duty-on-ptfe-imports-from-china/article9794902.ece

 

But Ministry of commerce is seeking evidences from powerloom  people to provide evidences of such import of Chinese fabrics. We are in unorganized sector and we are unable to collect details from customs / sales tax departments. So we request Government to take self initiative and implement AntiDumping duty on Chinese fabrics atleast US$ 0.25 per metre to secure millions of powerloom workers.


Hence we request to impose Anti-Dumping duty for cloth import as announced by The Honourable Textile Minister in December 2016.

Link is here : http://indianexpress.com/article/india/govt-may-impose-dumping-duty-on-cloth-from-china-smriti-irani-4421640/

 

Petition to allow Suicide |Download the petition. Tamil English

Petition to legalise Suicide

Powerloom Owners, families and workers asking permission to accept suicide by law. They sent petition to The Prime Minister, Chief Minister, district collectors, Judges, Human Rights Commission, MPS, MLAs. But sadly there was no response.

More

PowerTex for Rich only

Government announced long waited scheme. But unfortunately it is to kill shuttle powerloom industry. Already most of the Shuttle PowerLooms were closed due to no work. Most fabrics imported from China & Auto Looms also producing Shuttle Powerloom items. Shuttle powerlooms which employs over 5 Million people in danger already. Most in bankruptcy. But still PowerTex scheme is supporting Auto Looms and mass production. By this entire shuttle powerloom industry will loose jobs and only 10% of weavers will have some jobs.

More

Chinese Dumping Cheap Fabric

China Dumping fabric illegally to India. They make by under invoicing & via Bangladesh also. Chinese Government writes off USD 300 billion of bad debts to destroy other markets. Chinese dumping fabric, crackers, tyres and lot of products to India to destroy our market. If they face any financial loss, Chinese Government is there to support just by write off around USD 300 billion ( 20 Lakh Crore Rupees !)bad debts which is equal to Indian Union Budget 2017-18.

More

Stop Suicides - Waive off Term Loans

Waive of Term Loans of Weavers at Banks. Tamil Nadu 300 Crores. All over India only 1,500 crores. This will lead them to compete challenges. Many have started suicides in TamilNadu and other states. In Tamil Nadu alone more than thousands of shuttle PowerLoom units in bankruptcy, Thousands in NPA and many in Over due.

More
 

 

News |Recent happenings

TamilNadu Textile policy
03 August 2017

TamiNadu Government is framing State level Textile Policy. Our shuttle PowerLoom Federation President has submitted our requirements to Honorable Textile Minister.

More
TNERC meeting
02 August 2017

Our Federation has submitted concerns to TNREC that .Tariff 3A-II must be used by shuttle powerloom units & tariff hike to powerloom industry should not be made.

More
Federation Meeting
01 August 2017

Our Federation meeting held at Palladam & passed resolution to meet Chief Minister to submit our plea regarding powerloom industry crisis.

More