India successfully upgraded its cotton value chain, focusing on the modernization of the spinning, weaving and garment sector. Further, India reduced its cotton exports and enhanced exports of higher value added products. Investments in downstream industries of the apparel value chain, such as weaving, shall ensure that Indian cotton yarn is processed domestically and finished products are exported.
With UNIDO's institutional support, India saw the introduction of bio-safety mechanisms in the cotton production and the establishment of the Technology Mission on Cotton. These will help to:
Furthermore, the establishment of Technology Upgrading Fund Programmes will help modernize the cotton-textile value chain through the introduction of appropriate machinery. It will also introduce new fiscal policies to stabilize the local macroeconomy rationalization.
Key strategic policy measures introduced by the Government to promote the cotton value chain: