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Handicraft Exporters Honours by the Minister of Textiles

Textile minister, Smriti Zubin Irani gave away awards for outstanding performance in exports of handicrafts for the years 2013-14 and 2014-15 to various handicraft exporters at the 21st edition of Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) Awards. More than 130 exporters got recognition in various categories. As far as awards related to textile-based handicrafts are concerned, Malani Impex Inc. (Jaipur) and Mani Fashions & Accessories, Noida won in this category,…
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Govt Provides ‘Bunkar Mitra’ Handloom Weavers Helpline

Government’s helpline for handloom weavers, ‘Bunkar Mitra’ has become operational. The helpline provides a single point of contact to handloom weavers across the country for addressing queries and providing guidance. Weavers can call from anywhere in India, from any number, and their queries will be answered by the experts in the field. Interacting with an official of the call centre housing the helpline agents, textiles minister Smriti Irani said that…
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Govt to help Haryana Silk Weaving Units

The government will help Haryana with the development of silk weaving units. Haryana has received proposals of investments up to lakh crore from various investors, the centre will lend support to execute agreements that the state has signed for developing its textile sectors, textiles minister, Smriti Irani said. Both the central and state governments will make efforts to promote the textile industry in Panipat, Ambala, Sirsa and Panchkula districts, Irani…
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Various Initiatives by Textile Ministry this Year

Among many initiatives in 2016, the Indian government announced the ,006 crore special package for the apparel sector and amended the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS). However, the textiles ministry is yet to announce the much awaited National Textiles Policy, which is expected to boost prospects of the textile and apparel sector. The special package for the apparel industry seeks to create one crore new jobs in three years, while…
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Textile Ministry Launches An Online Portal ‘JUTE-SMART’

The minister of textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani with an overall aim to promote good governance has launched ‘B-Twill Supply Management & Requisition Tool (JUTE-SMART)’, an online portal to facilitate purchase of Jute bags from the Jute Industry by the State Procurement Agencies. Annually, nearly ,500 crore worth of jute sacking is procured through the government to support jute workers and farmers. Jute-Smart, an e-governance initiative is a smart tool for…
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Smt. Smriti Irani presents AEPC 2015-16 Export Awards

The Union Textiles Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani presented the AEPC Export Awards, 2015-2016 at Hotel Taj Palace, here today.  Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani encouraged AEPC and garment exporters to be a partner in the Government's efforts towards job creation through value driven manufacturing and exports. The Union Minister of Textiles presented the awards comprising twenty two categories. The awards were divided into multiple categories; and the key awards were:…
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