ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A New Textile Policy Do We Need One

A New Textile Policy: Do We Need One? Tirthankar Roy THE ministry of textiles has set up an expert committee to formulate a new textile policy, which should be ready by early 1999. Textile policies have a long history. But, it is on balance a disreputable history. Therefore, the announcement of a new policy should be greeted not with joy, but with uneasiness, It seems from available press reports, however, that this policy will be very different in nature from its predecessors. The focus, at least officially, is going to shift from regulation to reform. This shift has a background.

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