Reacting to China's currency devaluation, R K Dalmia, Chairman, Texprocil -- Textile Export Promotion Council -- stated that this sudden move on the part of China will have an adverse impact on India's exports of textiles and clothing, which are facing already sluggish growth due to recessionary conditions in global markets
Further the Council's request to include some fabric items exported to Korea, China and certain sub-Saharan African countries has also not been accepted.
In fact situation is so worsening that spinning mills in north and southern India were contemplating shutdowns which will result in lay-offs and job losses. This could get worst. In view of the crisis situation facing the textile industry, Dalmia appealed to the Government to clear the dues of the industry under the TUF Scheme, and release additional funds.