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Irani introduced new Scheme under Skill India Mission

A new Scheme, Samarth is introduced with an objective to skill youth for gainful and sustainable employment in the textile sector. It was addressed by the Union Textiles Minister, Smriti Zubin Irani in the meeting of stakeholders on Samarth in New Delhi yesterday. This new scheme has been launched for Capacity Building in Textile Sector under the Skill India Mission to familiarize the stakeholders about the scheme and its guidelines.…
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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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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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Textiles Sector likely to touch 250 Bn US$ by 2020

Associated Chamber Of Commerce (Assocham) together with Resurgent has pointed out that India's textiles sector is likely to touch 250 billion US Dollar in the subsequent two years from the current level of 150 billion US Dollar. It is observed that textile and apparel sector is the second largest employment provider in the country after agriculture and employed nearly 51 million people directly and 68 million people indirectly in 2015-16.…
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Trade Facilitation Centre for Handicrafts launched by Modi

A trade facilitation centre Deendayal Hastkala Sankul for handicrafts has been inaugurated by the prime minister Narendra Modi, in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) on September 22. He described the centre as one of the biggest project for Varanasi. Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani was also present at the inauguration ceremony of the Rs. 300 crore-Deendayal Hastkala Sankul. Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik; Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath; and Minister of State,…
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The Country celebrates 3rd National Handloom Day

Union minister of state for Textiles, Ajay Tamta has saluted the handloom weavers for their commitment, dedication and skill and said that the centre is taking various initiatives for their welfare. Presiding over the main event of the 3rd National Handloom Day celebrations in Guwahati, Tamta said weavers should be able to earn due value for their products, and that Government is working in this direction. While enlisting various initiatives…
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