Textile and apparel exports from & India contributed majorly to its total exports in the last three years. The share of textile and apparel exports in total Indian exports in 2015 was $40 bn, that is, 15.3 per cent of the total exports of amounting to $262.3 bn. The contribution of the sector in 2014 and 2013 was 13.1 per cent and 12.8 per cent of the total exports, respectively. “In order to give boost to the textile industry, Government has introduced special packages for apparel and made-ups sector in June 2016 and December 2016, respectively,” said Ajay Tamta, Minister of State, Textiles, in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.