Focused Product Investment Scheme

To attract investment in the fiber segment and to increase India’s share in the global textile market

Central government of India is about to launch Focused Product Investment Scheme. Textile Secretary, Mr. Ravi Capoor, announced some details of the scheme while speaking at the Invest India Exclusive Investment Forum (Japan Edition) on August 6,2020. The main aim for launching this scheme is to attract investment in the manmade fibre segment. This scheme aims to improve the Textile industry in India thereby increasing its share in the global textile market.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme name:Focused Product Investment Scheme
Scheme Under:Central Government
Scheme Type:Investment Scheme
Beneficiaries:Man made Fibre Segment in India
Major Objective:To attract investment in the fibre segment and to increase India’s share in the global textile market

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Scheme Objectives:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to attract funding and investment in the Indian man-made fiber segment
  • It aims to increase India’s share in the global market of textiles
  • It aims to promote greenfield as well as brownfield investments
  • Under the scheme at least 2 major textiles machinery manufacturing parks are aimed to be started in the country through foreign investment
  • This scheme aims to boost India’s potential to become a global design base as well maintain a good global image

Scheme Benefits:

  • This scheme promotes investment in manmade fibre segment
  • Centre is about to finalize setting up integrated mega textile parks near ports in the country
  • The top 40 lines traded in the manmade segment will be incentivised thereby increasing the global potential
  • This scheme will help India to put forth itself as one of the major producers of technical textile in the global market
  • It will enable to enhance the global image of the country in the world’s textile segment

Key Points:

  • Textile secretary, Mr. Ravi Capoor gave details regarding the proposed scheme on Thursday August 6, 2020 via videoconferencing at the Investment Forum (Japan edition)
  • The scheme mainly focuses to attract more and more investment in the manmade fibre segment and boost the global image of India in the textiles segment.
  • Textiles sector is the 2nd largest employer in India after agriculture and manmade fibre segment comprises of 70 per cent of the global textiles trade
  • As per the scheme, Greenfield as well as brownfield investments will be invited
  • Under greenfield investment a company builds its new facilities and under brownfield investments it purchases or leases an existing facility
  • Technical Textiles include textiles made for automotive applications, medical textiles, geotextiles, agrotextiles, and protective clothing among others
  • At least 2 out of such technical textiles are aimed to be started in India through major investment from Japan in this segment
  • Huge investments are expected to be attracted by manmade fibre sector, once the scheme is launched.

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