The Indian textiles and clothin (T&C) sector is currently facing a situation akin to the one that prevailed during the global meltdown nearly nine years ago, that is 2008-09. Then, the government came out with a “stimulus” package to enable the T&C and other industrial sectors to withstand the impact of economic slowdown. Now, the T&C sector’s woes have been compounded by the government’s recent move on demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currencies notes to stamp down on black money. Added to that is the non-toofavourable global market. The situation calls for urgent measures including some incentives, for which a strong case has been made out by textile associations.