Economy

Tirupur exporters welcome textile industry debt restructuring package

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on November 15, 2017

The Tirupur Exporters' Association has welcomed the Rs 35,000-crore debt restructuring approved by the Finance Ministry for the textile industry.

According to a press release from the Association, the Finance Ministry approved the debt restructuring deal today after a meeting of the Union Minister of Textiles, Commerce and Industry and the Finance Minister.

The Exporters' Association President Dr A. Sakthivel, said in the release the restructure package, once the Finance Ministry recommends to the RBI, provides special dispensations in non performing asset rules to not classify the textile industry loans as bad loans, allow a two year moratorium on the term loan to the industry and convert the eroded working capital into working capital term loan repayable over a period of three to five years.

The knitwear garment export sector and other stakeholder units in Tirupur are eagerly awaiting the announcement to tide over the ongoing slowdown in exports since they are struggling to service their loan. The debt restructure for the units will be a major relief to all and lift the sagging morale of the textile industry.

Dr Sakthivel hoped that RBI would issue the necessary instructions to the Banks at the earliest.

rbalaji@thehindu.co.in

Published on May 29, 2012

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