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Global spinners to visit India for studying cotton scenario

Kalpesh Damor  |  Mumbai/ Ahmedabad 


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A high level delegation of global spinning industry, comprising representatives from US, Switzerland, Pakistan, Brazil and Germany, is slated to visit India this month. These delegates are members of the of Zurich headquartered The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), a leading international association for the world textile industry.

The main objective of the is to support the development of quality cotton fibres to suit modern spinning requirements and to promote mechanical testing of raw cotton.

With a view to taking stock of Indian cotton scenario, the delegates will visit modern farms, upgraded ginning and pressing factories and textile mills in India during the period from 17 October to 23 October.

The members of the spinning committee will also hold meetings with the Ministries of Textiles and Agriculture, cotton research associations including (CITI), (CAI) as well as other local organizations.

As part of the visit, the spinners will have interactions with All India Co-operative Cotton Federation Ltd and Ahmedabad Cotton Merchants' Association at (ATIRA) campus in Ahmedabad on October 20, 2008, said ATIRA officials.

It may be mentioned here that every year ITMF's visits a different country for exchange of views on development of cotton and its suitability to modern spinning machines. Earlier, the committee members had visited India in the year 2002.

First Published: Thu, October 09 2008. 00:00 IST