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The Pakistan Yarn Merchants Association (PYMA) has urged the Pakistan government for removal of the regulatory duty on the import of yarn. An appeal has been made to Dr Miftah Ismail, advisor to the Prime Minister on finance, revenue & economic affairs, for supply of affordable raw materials to the textile industry to increase the production.

Light industry enterprises of Uzbekistan exported products worth $1.1 billion to 50 nations in 2017 and the share of value-added products exceeded 40 per cent. The number of exporting enterprises rose from 293 in early 2017 to 350 by the year end. The country produces around 1.4 million tonnes of cotton fibre annually, of which about 60 per cent is consumed domestically. 

The All India Coir Mattress Manufacturers Association (AICMMA) has urged the Coir Board to suggest to the central government to reduce the goods and services tax (GST) rate on rubberised coir mattress, the largest selling coir product in the country, from 18 to 5 per cent to stimulate sales and trigger a shift from the dominant unorganised sector. 

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) completing its multi-billion-dollar expansion of largest operating refinery off-gas cracker (ROGC) world’s largest off-gas cracker facility at its Jamnagar complex. This has also doubled RIL’s ethylene production capacity, which is now close to 4 MMTPA at five of its manufacturing sites. RIL joins the distinguished league of top 5 petrochemical producers globally.

Mumbai, the Indian megalopolis by the Arabian Sea is all set to get its first textile museum to document, archive and represent Mumbai’s textile legacy.

The Jamnagar plant of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has become home to the world’s largest operating refinery off-gas cracker (ROGC). With this, RIL has joined the distinguished league of top 5 petrochemical producers globally. This has also doubled RIL’s ethylene production capacity, which is now close to 4 MMTPA at five of its manufacturing sites.

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