The quick estimates of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for August has showed an encouraging trend for the textile and clothing sector. The monthly index for textiles has increased from 116 during August 2017 to 125.1 during August 2018, showing an increase of 7.8 per cent. However, the cumulative index has increased from 116.3 during April-August 2017 to 119.7 during April- August 2018, showing an increase of 2.9 per cent.