Can including garments save India’s disastrous textiles PLI scheme?

A slowdown in exports and high thresholds for beneficiaries may have contributed to the initiative being a non-starter so far. Extending it to garment makers has the potential to change that.

For some time now, the Indian government has been mulling expanding its production-linked incentive scheme for textiles to include manufactured garments. This is to invite more investors to set up operations in the country and scale up investments. The change seems to be prompted by the remarkable failure of the government’s PLI scheme for textiles. Let’s understand this. 

In 2021, the government had approved a PLI scheme for textiles with an outlay of Rs 10,683 crore over a five-year period. The scheme was for production of textiles and apparel made from man-made fibres (synthetic fabrics) and technical textiles (used for …


Diti Pujara

Diti is a copy editor at The Morning Context. She joins us from Deccan Herald where she oversaw the daily news coverage in the digital vertical as a chief sub-editor. She also managed social media and contributed to data stories and film analysis. Before DH, she was with Reuters as an online producer.

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