Industry

India’s textile industry revs up, giving hope on jobs for PM Modi

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Reuters

By Krishna N. Das HINDUPUR, India (Reuters) – At Texport Industries’ factories in India’s south, thousands of mostly women workers are busy converting yarn and fabrics into T-shirts, shirts, spaghetti tops and kids’ clothes for U.S. customers of Tommy Hilfiger and Kohl’s Corp. After being outpaced in recent years by neighbouring Bangladesh and then hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic, India’s garment factories are now humming near full capacity – a rare labour market bright spot for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling party as they head towards an election in 2024. “We have been so busy,…

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