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UCB partners with Devbhumi to empower women from Uttarakhand

United Colors of Benetton (UCB) India has taken up a new initiative # UnitedByPurpose in partnership with Devbhumi, a registered company owned by rural women from remote villages in Uttarakhand. It aims to empower over 6,000 rural women artisans across India to showcase their craft to a wider segment of consumers, official sources said. Every season will witness collaborations with different groups and communities of skilled craftspersons to launch special…
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Textile Sector Skill Council Bags Champion Skill Council Award

The Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley conferred the award, “Champion Sector Skill Council” to Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC) for its outstanding work in establishing skill-training ecosystem for Textile & Handloom industry. The awards were received by Sanjay Kumar Jain, Chairman and Dr. J V Rao, CEO of TSC.  The same was awarded in a function to commemorate the 3rd Foundation Day of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE),…
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Textiles Machinery Fair, TEXFAIR to begin from Nov 17

TEXFAIR, The 11th edition of textile machinery, accessories and spares exhibition organized by Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) will begin from November 17. The four day TEXFAIR will run from November 17 to 20 at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore and nearly one lakh visitors are expected. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, Chairman and Managing Director of Lakshmi Machine Works. The entry is free for the textile…
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CITI welcomes new GST Rates and Policy by The Council

To reduce the burden of tax compliance on manufacturing and services sector, The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) has welcomed the recent decision announced by the GST Council for bringing in number of reforms in GST law for promoting ease of doing business. The CITI Chairman Sanjay K Jain applauded finance minister Arun Jaitley and the GST Council for taking such decision that would help especially small businesses who…
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Telangana Gov. invests Rs. 10 Crore to free 2,500 weavers from debt

The state industries and commerce minister KT Rama Rao recently announced that in order to free around 2,500 handloom weavers from debt, the government will spend Rs 10 crore in the scheme. Even repaying the loans will also get benefit. The waiver scheme includes the loans taken by handloom weaver’s upto one lakh. He said, “The government will waive farmer’s loans upto Rs. One lakh from nationalized bank and direct…
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H&M unveils its latest 2017 Holiday Campaign

H&M is contented to announce that the 2017 Holiday campaign film will star Nicki Minaj alongside Jesse Williams and John Turturro. The film is directed by Johan Renck. The film narrates a story of a parallel fantasy world filled with memorable characters and a universal message of caring for one another. A modern take on the classic fairytale, the film centres around a heroic little girl who tracks down the…
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