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India is not much behind in capability, what we lack is scale: Gokaldas MD

Self-dependence should be interpreted as producing high quality goods required for Indian and global consumption in India with as much value addition as possible in the country, he said

Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi, Gokaldas exports, MD

Imports of synthetic textiles and technical textile products are showing growth. Almost all other product types are either stagnant or declining.

T E Narasimhan Chennai
Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi, managing director of India’s largest apparel exporter, Gokaldas Exports, tells T E Narasimhan that dependence on China will automatically reduce when economic or strategic logic is associated with it

The prime minister has mooted self-dependence as the new manufacturing mantra for the Indian industry. How will this affect you?

Self-dependence is a good mantra for any industy. At a macro level, it is never individual firms but the entire manufacturing ecosystem that competes. China has one of the most robust “aatmanirbhar” (self-reliant) manufacturing ecosystem that serves as a worthy example of industrial leadership. They have the entire value

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First Published: Jun 27 2020 | 10:00 PM IST

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