The Indian textiles and clothing (T&C) industry continues to be dogged by one problem or another. Ready-made garments exports in the 2019-20 fiscal saw a fall in June and a negative growth in August compared to the same months of last year. Reimbursement of dues to the industry as promised by the government are yet to be made. There is stiff competition in the global market. Added to that is the US trade war with China. Despite these, bigwigs in the industry in the South – mill owners, spinners, technocrats and human resources managers – have not given up hope. Opinion is veering round the view that closing down of establishments would not arise even if the situation turns worse in the coming months.