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Telangana releases Textile Calendar for Weavers

The handlooms and textiles department in Telangana has released a textile calendar for procuring cloth from weavers commencing from May to April every year. This decision would not only reduce the burden on the State’s exchequer but also ensure livelihood to weaver’s round-the-year. State’s handlooms and textiles minister KT Rama Rao, releasing the calendar in Hyderabad said that the government is striving towards ensuring work for weavers throughout the year…
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Swacch Bharat a new type of Revolution

Ministry of state for textile Ajay Tamta has said that there is a need to bring about a change in mindset among the people so that the nation realizes that a new type of revolution through ‘swachhtha Pakhwada’ (cleanliness fortnight) has been unleashed in the country. Briefing the media on the observance of swachhtha Pakhwada of the minister of textile, Tamta said all 17 bodies coming under the ministry undertook…
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Textile productivity to be increased in AP

Implementation of various textile schemes in all 16 districts of Arunachal Pradesh will increase textile productivity in the state, textile and handicrafts minister Tamiyo Taga said. For quality production, the textile sector should focus on recruitment of efficient technical employees, Taga said while addressing a textile & handicrafts coordination and review meeting. For proper functioning of the sector, the government should increase the strength of trainees to 2,000, state’s textile…
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Special package for knitwear in 2 months

Knitwear sector will get a special package in about two months' time to ensure a level playing field, considering it faces tough competition from various countries like China due to lack of technology upgrades and automation. The government has already been working on the package and had met stakeholders for this to hold consultations on the draft scheme. The suggestions will be taken into account to determine the size of…
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Jain Thanks FM for a Balanced GST

Managing director TT LTD., Sanjay K Jain has thanked finance minister Arun Jaitley and Textile minister Smriti Irani for keeping the cotton value chain and garments (<1000) under 5 per cent GST slab which will ensure that there is no inflation for the common man due to the proposed tax. Describing the GST as a very balanced one, Jain, who is also chairman of NITRA, said the new tax rate…
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Textile policy to market handloom globally by Assam govt.

Assam government will soon formulate a textile policy for giving a major fillip to handloom and textile sector in the state. The proposed policy will focus on integrating production and marketing of handloom and textile products, empowering weavers and making a niche for handicrafts of the state in global market. Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, while reviewing the activities of the handloom and textile department also directed the department to set…
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