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An initiative to revive handloom and handicraft Industry by J&K

Government has finally agreed to support the handloom and handicraft industry of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Mehbooba Mufti, Jammu & Kashmir chief minister has guaranteed to work for the betterment and growth of the sector to Nizamududdin Bhat, Vice Chairman, Handloom and Handicraft Development Corporations (HHDC). The handloom and handicraft industry has faced a lot of Hurdles like 2014 floods, 2016 unrest followed by demonetization and implementation of GST in…
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MSKVIB launches MahaKhadi Yatra to attract Youngsters

To revive the rural and village industries, Khadi has been renamed as 'MahaKhadi' by the Maharashtra State Khadi and Village Industries Board (MSKVIB) to make the specific handloom industry a peoples' movement once again and inspire the sector through new marketing tactics. The board recently launched a ‘MahaKhadi Yatra’ (March) from Mumbai to take khadi to the high street fashion scene. MSKVIB deputy CEO Bipin Jagtap said, “Rebranding seemed to…
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Economic empowerment for Manipuri Women

Although Weaving is a favourite hobby of almost all Manipuri women as they create world class garments, unfortunately, the women artisans of the state have not yet got their dues in respect of their wages. However, things are changing fast. Now, Manipuri women will not only create best of fabrics on their handlooms but will also earn handsome money out of it. Store of Fabindia, a popular brand that deals…
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Govt supports for the growth of handloom industry in Telangana

Telangana minister for handlooms and industries, K Taraka Rama Rao has sought set up of a separate corporation for wide marketing and increase in sales of handloom items. Besides, the industry will also receive incentives from the state and centre for its development. To meet the state's requirement of yarn worth Rs. 206 crore a year, the state government will support the handloom industry with 40 per cent input subsidy…
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Telangana CM extends help to Handloom Workers

Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has directed the concerned officials to formulate a comprehensive plan to revive handloom industry in the state and in the process create a market for its products to help the weavers. For lack of remunerative wages, handloom workers have either left the industry or are working in the powerloom sector. At a review meeting on the handloom sector, Mr. Rao suggested as part of…
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Telangana Associates with NIFT To Protect Handloom Industry

Government of Telangana to get associated with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to bring out new designs to appeal to a wider range of people, a step towards protecting the handloom industry, collector Prashanth Jeevan Patil said at the inaugural function of textile exhibition. Patil urged people to patronise handloom products and promote weavers as handloom formed a part of their culture. Government employees and public representatives were…
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