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As the deadline for filing the final returns for the first month of GST nears, the Sushil Modi-led Group of Ministers has asked the IT backbone provider GSTN to send reminder text messages to 20 lakh businesses which are yet to submit the tax forms. 

Tirupur: Amid complaints about industrial pollution in Noyyal River, 19 trade associations, mostly from the knitwear industry, have joined hands to clean up the waterbody. The clean-up drive was inaugurated by animal husbandry minister Udumalai K Radhakrishnan on Wednesday.

Delegation to meet Minister on ‘low’ rates for rebates. The textile industry has asked the government to consider reimbursement for embedded duties such as market committee fee and cross subsidy surcharge. Industry representatives also plan to meet the Union Commerce Minister this week to take up this and other issues such as ‘low’ ROSL rates.

The African Sourcing and Fashion Week, main trade show of Africa for cotton, textile, apparel, home and technology industries organized by Trade and Fairs East Africa and Messe Frankfurt kicked off in Ethiopia on Tuesday which gathered some 230 international producers and exporters from 25 countries.

Vietnam’s labor-intensive textile and garment industry to use new technologies such as AI, robots and IoT for work now being done by humans. According to experts, with the implementation of new technologies the current textile and garment factories may disappear in 10 years, and 86 percent of workers will become redundant.

Viet Nam News - The Việt Nam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) yesterday proposed that the regional minimum wage (covering four regions in the country) not be increased next year.