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Khadi Sales Doubled After PM Appeal

Khadi sales have jumped after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call last October advocating the need for use of such products, micro small and medium enterprises (MSME) minister Kalraj Mishra has said at the inauguration of an exclusive exhibition-cum-sale of products from Jammu and Kashmir and Khadi T Shirts. "Khadi sales have doubled after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal and People have been drawn towards such fabric. We want the supply…
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Handloom For Convocation Dresses

The University Grants Commission (UGC) urges the universities to consider using handloom fabric for ceremonial dresses prescribed for special occasions. "Using ceremonial robes made out of handloom fabrics would not only give a sense of pride of being Indian but also be more comfortable in hot and humid weather," the Commission said in a letter to the vice-chancellors. The development comes against the backdrop of demands from a section in…
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Centre May Declare August 7 As National Handloom Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch "India Handloom" brand on August Seven the day Swadeshi Movement was launched in 1905 in order to promote genuine, global quality products in international markets. Committee of Secretaries has cleared the proposal and further steps are being taken for formal notification on observing the Day. Textiles minister Santosh Gangwar wrote to the Prime Minister in this regard recently, official sources said. The…
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Apparel Making Centre In Mizoram

Textiles minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar has laid the foundation stone of Apparel and Garment Making Centre at Aizawl, in Mizoram bringing this tiny state on the textile map of the country. Speaking on the occasion, Gangwar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given special attention to the textiles sector with special focus on the North Eastern Region. The Apparel and Garment Making Centres are being opened in every state…
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Higher Import Duty On Chinese Silk Demanded

An all-party delegation from Karnataka led by state's power minister, DK Shivakumar called on finance minister Arun Jaitley, commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman and textiles minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar in Delhi recently, to highlight their concerns on the reduction in import duty on cheap Chinese raw silk. They also handed over a letter of the chief minister, Siddaramaiah to the union ministers. This followed the reduction from 15 per cent to…
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Centre Raises Cotton MSP By Rs 50/Quintal

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has increased minimum support price (MSP) for cotton for the 2015-16 season by Rs 50 per quintal. For medium staple cotton, the MSP has been hiked to Rs 3,800 per quintal in 2015-16 from Rs 3,750 per quintal in the previous season. In case of long staple cotton, the MSP has been raised to Rs 4,100 per…
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