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Indian Ministers discuss measures to boost jute production

Two Indian ministers have discussed measures to boost jute production in the country… Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and her counterpart in the Agriculture Ministry, Radha Mohan Singh have decided to sensitise jute farmers about certified seeds for cultivation. The ministers have also discussed ways to scale up implementation of ‘Jute i-Care’, a programme aimed at handholding the farmers to increase the supply of raw jute. The project is being implemented by NJB in association […]

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Indian Govt. to announce package for powerloom sector on April 1

Indian Government will announce a package for powerloom sector on April 1, this was informed by Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani in Lok Sabha on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi may announce the package in Surat, Gujarat, India as the state will go to polls later this year. Replying to a question on education for families of weaver community, Smriti Irani said two separate MoUs with IGNOU and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) have […]

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Kerala (India) to rejuvenate textile industry

The State Government of Kerala (India) has decided to take all required steps to rejuvenate the crisis ridden textile industry in the state. This was revealed by Minister for Industries A.C. Moideen during his visit to Wayanad Handloom and Powerloom Multi-purpose Industrial Cooperative Society at Thrissilery in the district. “The industry in the State was in a crisis and it cast a shadow over the lives of thousands of families depending on the sector,” Moideen […]

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Bangladesh Govt. mulls to launch weaving village

Bangladesh Government is planning to launch “Weaving Village” at Shibchar in Madaripur and Janjira in Shariutpur. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina informed this while speaking at the National Council 2017 of Bangladesh Tanti League organized at Krishibid Institution Auditorium in Dhaka. “We want to develop and enrich the industry further… We have an attention to achieve the goal and we would do everything necessary for it,” she added. The PM also urged male members of the […]

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Indian Govt. to launch scheme in interest of powerloom weavers

Indian Government has announced to soon launch a scheme to protect the interest of powerloom weavers of the country, informed Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta in Rajya Sabha. Lack of regular supply of electricity and availability of sufficient yarn are among problems being faced by powerloom weavers in the country. “We are taking steps to address concerns of powerloom weavers. Very soon, we are going to launch a scheme to help them,” Minister […]

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KSIC to get second silk weaving factory

Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation (KSIC) is all set to get second composite silk weaving factory in its premises in Mysuru. The factory to be set up at cost of Rs. 24 crore will house common facilities for silk-twisting, fabric dyeing, and common effluent plant for the benefit of weavers. The factory is expected to come up on 10 acres of land at Belavadi on the outskirts of Mysuru. A fund of Rs. 5 crore has […]

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TIES will cut exporters transaction cost: FIEO President

SC Ralhan, President, Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), has welcomed the launch of Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) by Indian Government, and believes that it will help reduce Exporters Transaction Cost. Ralhan said that the Indian exporters face huge challenges in terms of infrastructure, particularly in states. Trade infrastructure is one of the critical elements in export trade to enhance efficiency and competitiveness in global market. He also mentioned that inadequate infrastructure pushes […]

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Indian Govt. launches Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme

India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has launched the Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) focused on addressing the needs of the exporters. “The focus is not just to create infrastructure but to make sure it is professionally run and sustained,” said the Minister while launching the scheme. The Minister added that there will be an Empowered Committee to periodically review the progress of the approved projects in the Scheme and will take necessary […]

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Indian Commerce & Industry Minister introduces FDDI Bill, 2017 in Parliament

India’s Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha on March 14 to declare FDDI as an Institution of National Importance (INI). “The objective of the proposed legislation is to facilitate and promote teaching, training and research in all disciplines relating to design and development of footwear and leather products and to enable FDDI to emerge as Centre of Excellence meeting international standards,” […]

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Int’l Women’s Day: Indian Textiles Ministry honours women weavers, artisans

“It is time our women, who constitute a major workforce in the textiles industry, are given due recognition for their hard work and dedication. On this International Women’s Day, I announce, a new category of awards, ‘Kamala devi Chattopadhyay National Awards’ to honour women weavers and artisans,” echoed SmritiIrani, Union Textiles Minister of India. The Textiles Ministry celebrated the International Women’s Day by taking slew of measures for uplifting and improving the conditions of women artisans […]

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Indian Govt. reviews Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks

Indian Government has started reviewing the Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) launched in 2005 to provide the industry with state-of-the-art world-class infrastructure facilities for setting up their textile units. The move has come after a report commissioned by Textiles Ministry claimed that the SITP failed to provide the industry with world-class facilities. “We are reviewing the Scheme for Integrated Textiles Parks as many SPVs were found violating its norms as non-textiles units were operating […]

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Odisha (India) textile mills ‘idle’ from 5 years!?

Known for Sambalpuri, Bomkei and Berhampuri designs and for its Ikat type of weaving, the Indian state of Odisha has reportedly not produced any textile products in last five years. Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Minister Snehangini Chhuria said that Government has no knowledge if any units run by the Central Government and private owners have produced textile products during the said period. However, Government of Odisha has announced that steps are being taken to make […]

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Indian textile and clothing industry to reach US $ 314 billion by 2025

The value of India’s domestic market for textiles and clothing is expected to reach US $ 314 billion by the year 2025 – representing average growth of 14 per cent annum over a 12-year period.This has been stated in a report in the latest issue of Textile Outlook International from the business information company Textiles Intelligence. Strong expansion of the domestic market as well as higherexports, aided by Government incentives and support policies under New […]

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India’s KVIC launches e-Governance programme

With an aim to promote digitization and implementation of the integrated financial management system, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has recently launched e-Governance programme funded under Khadi Reform Development Programme (KRDP). In partnership with ATOS India – engaged in providing business solutions via technologies – KVIC, the nodal agency for promotion of cluster development for Khadi, took this initiative to usher in a new era in KVIC offices across India. It will integrate all […]

March 4, 2017

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India’s KVIC to upgrade cotton sliver plants; increase khadi production

India’s Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), the nodal agency for promotion of cluster development for khadi, is planning to increase khadi production capacity by 40 per cent from current 4 million kgs to 5.6 million kgs a year by upgrading its decades old six cotton sliver plants under the Khadi Reform Development Programme (KRDP) this year. The ‘Khadi Reform and Development Programme’ aims to revitalize the khadi sector with enhanced sustainability of khadi, increased […]

March 4, 2017

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