“ITAMMA overcome Challenges to Opportunities during COVID-19”
Entire World has faced tough times of COVID-19 and lockdowns resulted in hampering their businesses and routine operations.
We at ITAMMA continued our work being boosted by the support of Mrs Hansaben Mehta, to deliver more than 14 Webinars under the Banner of B. K. Mehta Memorial Lecture Series and develop “ b. k. Mehta Modern Virtual Library.”
Friends it is said that if you believe in Work is Worship principle and have the attitude to achieve the goals set, many come forward for your support. ITAMMA working on these principles was able to get the Support of Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) for organizing 10 Conferences and Seminars across PAN India on very important topics for the development of Textile Industry, connecting Academia, Industry Stake Holders, Industry Associations , and Govt. representatives under the Banner of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav.’
In the same way Ministry of Small and Micro Enterprises (MSME) came forward to support ITAMMA to organize “ International Textile Research & Development Conclave Promoting Responsible Manufacturing” on 11th March 2022.
We are thankful to Mrs Hansaben Mehta, who had always come forward and has taken the lion’s share in the development of ITAMMA activities, Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) and Ministry of Small and Micro Enterprises (MSME) for supporting ITAMMA in organizing these valuable Physical events in the Post COVID period.
I am proud to state that experiencing a confident in ITAMMA Directorate in successfully organizing the events in past, Ministry of Small and Micro Enterprises (MSME) have approved two International Exhibitions to ITAMMA under IC-Scheme. Such recognition always boost our moral and had helped us in preparing a extensive and challenging event planner 2022/23 which is being displayed for your reference.
In regard with the Global Trend, it is noticed that the demand for man-made fibre (MMF) textiles is increasing as a substitute for cotton amid changes in global fashion trends. Currently MMF dominates global textile fibre consumption with 72: 28 ratio i.e., MMF 72% and 28% is Natural fibre. Whereby the Global end-use demand for textile fibres is forecast to expand by an average of 2.80% per annum between 2015 and 2025, from 90.10 mn tons to 119.20 mn tons and global end-use demand for man-made fibres is expected to increase by 3.7% in 2025.
At the same time the demand for Artificial Textile Machinery is also increasing with a total trade of $887M. Looking at the Global scenario, Indian Govt. is also promoting man-made fibres and thus it is an alarm as well as opportunity to Indian Textile Machinery Manufacturers for the development of machines especially for the processing of these fibres. I need to appreciate here that the Manufacturing Community has realized the importance of this trend and many had already reacted accordingly.
The result is well noticed, whereby India is the 2nd highest supplier of PPE kits in the world during the difficult period of COVID-19. In a short span of time, Indians has transferred operation from conventional garment / fabric units to PPE kits units. At the same time appreciation needs to be recorded for those ITAMMA members who have developed the mask making and automatic sanitizer disposal machines and disinfection chambers during the crucial and challenging Lockdown period.
I, also take this opportunity to thank my colleague Mr Dhijen R. Mehta for the excellent year 20120-21 for ITAMMA with a dynamic slogan “Show Must Go-On as Work is Worship.” I am confident that ITAMMA is on the path of Growth during 2022/23 as ITAMMA had already overcome many Challenges to Opportunities during COVID-19” with the help and cooperation of my team of office bearers, Managing Committee members, Governors and the Directorate.
Let us Grow Safe and help others to Grow Safe!
PURVIK J. PANCHAL, ITAMMA PRESIDENT (2022/23)