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North East Investors’ Summit 2017 Begins Tomorrow

The first ever North East Investors’ Summit, will showcase the unique opportunities in textile manufacturing that the North Eastern Region (NER) offers to the business world. The summit themed ‘Exploring Opportunities in North East Region’ will be inaugurated by Union textiles minister, Smriti Irani on January 29. The summit is organised jointly by the ministry of textiles and the ministry of DoNER, in collaboration with industry associations FICCI and CII. …
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Govt Provides ‘Bunkar Mitra’ Handloom Weavers Helpline

Government’s helpline for handloom weavers, ‘Bunkar Mitra’ has become operational. The helpline provides a single point of contact to handloom weavers across the country for addressing queries and providing guidance. Weavers can call from anywhere in India, from any number, and their queries will be answered by the experts in the field. Interacting with an official of the call centre housing the helpline agents, textiles minister Smriti Irani said that…
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Technotex’17 begins at Mumbai from April 12

The sixth international exhibition and conference on technical textiles, ‘Technotex 2017’, will be held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from April 12-14, 2017 with the theme 'Advantage India: Emerging Global manufacturing hub for Technical Textiles'. The main objectives of the three-day conference is to make India a manufacturing hub in technical Textiles under the 'Make in India' initiative and project latest developments in the sector, industry sources said. More than…
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Telangana Govt to Announce Handloom Policy Soon

Ministry of textile and handlooms, Rama Rao has assured that the Telangana government will announce a ‘Handloom Policy’ soon, to take more measures for development of handloom products and the weaver community. The policy will include establishment of 12 handloom clusters in the state. Visiting the Pochampally textile park in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district, Rao said the government will also try to increase budgetary support for the sector. Lamenting that only 250…
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Indian Textile Hubs Adopt Digital Transactions

Ministry of textile is promoting cashless payment within the industry by encouraging textile workers, artisans and weavers to open bank accounts following the demonetisation of high currency notes. More than five lakh workers have opened their accounts in the last 10 days, and a large number of them belong to textile hubs like Tirupur, Bhiwandi and Surat. About lakh accounts belong to weavers, while close to employees of the jute…
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Textiles Ministry Stresses on Strong Monitoring Mechanism for ISDS

Strong monitoring mechanism for ‘Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS)’ seems to be on top priority for Ministry of Textiles (MoT). Physical verification module with a feature to upload videos of visits in stipulated time can be a good tool for it. ISDS is one of the most appreciated schemes to train the workforce for Indian textile industry. Textiles minister, Smriti Irani recently had a meeting in New Delhi with senior…
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