Textiles industry in deep crisis with closures looking imminentThe textiles and clothing industry is on the throes of a major crisis. This development is rather unprecedented, adversely affecting the micro, small and medium enterprises in Tamil Nadu. There are about 20,000 garment units in and around Tirupur District in the State. There is underutilization of capacity due to drying up of orders from Europe. These orders have gone to India’s competitors.