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Branding of handicrafts items by Textile Department

Textile department is working on branding of handicraft items which will be introduced to the market very soon. Textile secretary, Rashmi Verma said the branding exercise is very similar to that of handloom items which has been launched recently. It will also generate better quality assurance and certification and selling of handicrafts products in the International markets, she said at the inaugural session of the five-day handicraft and gift fair 'IHGF- Delhi…
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Finance Ministry Plans to Converge Insurance Schemes for Weavers

Textiles minister, Smriti Irani said that the ministry of finance is planning to converge all the insurance schemes for handloom weavers including the Mahatma Gandhi Bunkar Bima Yojana (MGBBY) to increase their insurance cover. MGBBY will be merged into Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana from next fiscal. The finance ministry is already coordinating with the concerned ministries to successfully converge the schemes, Irani…
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Textiles Ministry Aims To Boost Handloom & Handicraft Sectors

As various sectors in India have seen a decline in shipments, handloom and handicrafts sector has continued to grow at 17 per cent this year in its exports with the result of which the textiles ministry is eyeing for global niche markets to further boost the exports of these domestic segments. “There is a huge scope for promoting Indian handloom and handicraft products in the niche markets world over,” Rashmi…
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New Schemes for Handloom, Textile, Khadi Industries in TN

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in support of handloom, handicraft, textile and khadi industries on Tuesday unveiled new schemes. Also steps would be taken to boost ‘Poompuhar’ for which an Integrated Development and Promotion of Handicrafts scheme would be launched soon. She said that the six cooperative mills in the State, modernized at Rs. crore, manufacture threads for the government’s free dhoti and saree scheme and free uniform scheme to school…
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TN State to offer 50% Subsidy for setting up Mini Textile Parks

At a group meeting of about 20 entrepreneurs engaged in handlooms and textile business, Collector S. Natarajan addressing the group said that the state government has offered to bear 50 per cent of the total cost for creating infrastructure facilities such as laying of roads, sewage treatment plant, captive power plant and telecommunication, if they came forward to establish Mini Textile parks (MTP) in the district. Assistant director of handlooms…
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Odisha Govt to Organize Investors’ Meet at Surat

The Spinfede under the handlooms, textiles and handicrafts department of Odisha to organize an investors' meet to attract Gujarati entrepreneurs to the Odisha textile sector on September 16 at Surat. The event would be the first of its kind to be organized by the department. About 100 investors from Gujarat are likely to participate in the meet, informed Snipfede managing director AP Das. The South Gujarat Chamber of Commerce has…
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