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Khadi Soot Mala brings Positive Changes to Artisans: KVIC

For every entry ticket to National Charkha Museum, New Delhi, a Khadi Soot Mala is given free. The 20 rupees entry fee provides support to artisanal families besides the women inmates of Tihar Jail who make the khadi soot mala. KVIC plans to turn the corpus secured from the sale of these tickets into a Trust for the welfare of economically backward artisanal families. From May 21, 2017 till January…
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Bivoltine silk to increase by 62% by 2020: Smriti Irani

Govt. of India has taken the initiative to make the country independent to produce silk by 2020, the minister of Textiles, Smriti Irani told media today. On making self-reliant, she has taken the decision of approving the Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry which will help to increase the production of Bivoltine silk (high quality) by 62 percent by 2020. With the aim of engaging more people in the…
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Silk Sector Witnessing Steady Growth in its production

The production of raw silk in the country is estimated to be 33,840 MT in 2017-18 as against 30,348 MT in 2016-17. This information was given by Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta in the Rajya Sabha today. He said, the estimated cumulative annual growth rate of Silk sector is based on the progress of silk sector during the last five years. Tamta said, the Government of India has…
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New Textile Policies announced to reincarnate its revenue

The readymade garment sector is the largest contributor to the country’s overall textile exports and employs about 12 million persons now. The Union Textile Commissioner Kavita Gupta revealed that the relief package announced in 2016 boost the garment and made-ups sectors to create around lakh new jobs in the country. The provision of 240 days’ employment per year for workers under Section 80JJAA of the Income Tax Act to150 days…
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Kavita appealed for contaminated-free Cotton Fibre

Indian cotton has the highest intrinsic value and the Textile Commissioner, Kavita Gupta appealed to the trade to ensure that the fibre is contamination-free and not adulterated. Only clean fibre can be sold at a premium. The Textiles Ministry has targeted to double the textile production in the next seven years. With the domestic production of textiles at 110 billion US Dollar and exports and trade at 40 billion US…
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Government taking initiative to boost Textiles and Apparel Exports

The Central Government has taken several steps to improve textile and apparel exports. It has enhanced rates of Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) from 2 per cent to 4 per cent for apparel and made-ups with effect from 1stNovember 2017. This information was given by the Minister of State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today. He said, the government has also revised…
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