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The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC): AEPC is a body built for the promotion of India apparel exports. The council is a nodal agency sponsored by the Ministry of Textiles. Government of India entrusted with the dual responsibility of monitoring garment export quotas and promotion of exports of readymade garments from India. The council has been continuously involved in the task of promoting exports by organizing buyer-seller meets, leading trade delegations to potential markets globally, participating in specialized international fairs, organizing the India International Garment Fair biannually, organizing seminars on fashion and workshops on technical aspects of the industry. In its constant endeavor to promote and expose Indian garments in the international market for greater visibility and choice of products.


Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA), one of the four textile research Associations located in different parts of the country was established in the year 1975 with the objective to carry out scientific research in the field of textiles as well as to promote and foster scientific research studies for the extension of knowledge related to or connected with Textile Industry. NITRA occupies an area of fifty acres out of which thirty acres of land is earmarked for the cultivation of cotton. NITRA is linked to the Ministry of Textiles and recognised by the Deptt. of scientific and Industrial Research for providing services to centralised as well as decentralised sectors. This textile association enjoys Government of India assistance through various projects. NITRA powerloom Service Centres coordinate the developmental activities of Powerloom industry with State Govt.and also collect and compile statistical information on Powerloom industry.


Northern India Textile Mills' Association (NITMA) Northern India Textile Mills' Association (NITMA) is an association of Textile Mills located in Northern India and was established in the year 1958. It is a registered under Societies Act XX1 of 1860 and is a non profit making body solely engaged in helping promote the interest of India's Textile Industry particularly in the northern part of the country covering states like J&K, Punjab , Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, U.P. and Madhya Pradesh. This association provides advocacy, consulting, market research, textile policy analysis, textile industry competitive studies, international flows of textile machinery and much more. The NITMA represents more then 100 textile mills in Northern India. Some members are in fact among Asia's largest textile conglomerates. The majority of members are spinning mills, and some are composite textile mills.


The South India Textile Research Association (SITRA): SITRA is one amongst the chain of laboratories in the country. It is sponsored by the Textile industry and supported by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It is an autonomous scientific research organisation registered in May 1951 under the Societies Registration Act (XXI) of 1860. It is governed by a Council of Administration consisting of twenty-six members who include representatives of the Industry, the Central and State Governments and the scientists from reputed Institutions. The foundation stone of SITRA was laid by the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 25th December 1955. SITRA commenced functioning in 1956 in the premises of the Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA), Coimbatore, with 44 member mills and two Divisions. SITRA's own building was declared open on 13th October 1958 by Dr. S.Radhakrishnan, the then Vice-President of India. Shri N.Sanjeeva Reddy, the then President of India inaugurated Silver Jubilee celebrations of SITRA on 8th April 1981.


Textiles from IndiaThe Textile Association India (Mumbai) The Indian textile industry, started in 1850s, was still in a primitive craft stage till 1930s. Little formal education, rule of thumb solutions to problems, secrecy by mills and isolation of technicians were rampant. Some small groups like Saturday Textile Club of Bombay and Textile Brotherhood at Ahmedabad existed on a small local scale. Ten visionary technocrats brought 126 technicians and managers together on Sunday, the 9th April 1939 to establish the Textile Association (India); a forum for free exchange of technical and other information in a spirit of fellowship and cooperation. Today The Textile Association of India, goals are to promote and stimulate the thought and knowledge of the science of textile technology and its communication by continuing education and training programme in the field of manufacturing of fibre, yarn, fabrics and garments of any description in combination with the knowledge of natural science which relates to the physical, chemical or other fundamental properties of any of the substances used or any of the manufacturing processes employed in the textile education. They provide appropriate forums for exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas in textile production and textile economics, management and marketing which may include lectures, seminars, work-shop, training classes, conferences, demonstrations, study tours, visits and research studies and to conduct such activities jointly with similar Institutes and Organisations for promotion of textile education. They also provide opportunities and facilities for learning textile technology and management through lectures, discussions, trainings etc., to the members of the Association and to other Organisations of different sectors of the textile industry and to diffuse useful information in the textile and allied subjects and organising participations in such activities of students, technologists, managers, researchers and other connected with textile industry.


The Textile Association (India) [TAI] TAI is a textile professional body in India & is one of the largest in the world. TAI indicates that they have over 19000 members in 27 Units all over India. TAI provides for professional growth of technologists managers, enterpreneurs, researchers, teachers and consultants on the Indian textile scene. TAI caters to the needs of all fibres, all products, and all sectors of the Indian textile industry. The objectives of the association is as follows:


Textile Association of India (Rajasthan Unit) Textile Association of India is one of the largest professionals bodies in India. There are 27 Units all over the India. Rajasthan unit being one of them, has its headquarter at Bhilwara. Currently it has more than 450 members. Rajasthan Unit has been awarded best unit twice consecutively among small units in entire country, in appreciation of the activities of this unit. It is a very good platform for Textile Technocrats for exchanging knowledge as it conduct seminars, Conference regularly. The unit helps the members to acquire diploma/degree by conducting ATA/gMTA Examinations every year. This year more than 70 candidates are going to appear and it is a milestone in the history of TA(I) Rajasthan Unit. There objective is as follows:


The Textile Association (India) (Ahmedabad Unit): Registered under the Societies Act of 1860, the TAI is a not-for-profit organisation managed by the apex body called the Governing Council (GC) which is elected by it's affiliated Units in proportion to their membership strength. The Office Bearers of the Central Office are elected by the GC member. The Units, with their own Office Bearers, are autonomous in their activities and are joined together through a federal structure under the Central Office at the national level. The members of Managing Committees of the Units and of the Governing Council are elected every two years.

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