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TN CM urges to wear Khadi once a week

In a bid to promote handloom products, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, K Palaniswami has exhorted the people to wear khadi dresses once a week. Tamil Nadu has about lakh weavers and nearly lakh families depend on the textiles and the handloom sectors, Palaniswami said. Government has been implementing projects set forth by the late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for the benefit of the weaver’s community, he said in his National…
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National Handloom Day celebrations at Guwahati

Assam for the first time will host the National Handloom Day celebrations displaying handloom products by artisans from the seven north eastern states in Guwahati on August 7. The office of the development commissioner (Handlooms) under the textiles ministry is coordinating the event which will also see screening of a film made by Umrao Jaan fame director Muzaffar Ali showing the distinct handloom products from the region bearing Geographical Indication…
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Textiles Minister Inaugurates The National Workshop

Textiles minister Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated a two-day long national workshop on ‘Promotion of Unique Textiles and Handicrafts Geographical Indication (GI) and Post-GI Initiatives’ being organised under the aegis of the ministry of textiles in New Delhi. Irani was also accompanied by state textile minister, Ajay Tamta. The minister highlighted the importance of building consumer awareness on this matter, while addressing the inaugural session. The GI tag helps not only…
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‘Handloom Sector Important For Women Empowerment’ – PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on the occasion of second National Handloom Day on August 7 that the growth in the handloom sector would not only ensure employment, but also be a means of women empowerment. "Our handloom sector is diverse, eco-friendly and is a source of employment for countless weavers, who will be very encouraged by our support," Modi said. “Since there are many women associated with the handloom sector,…
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Smriti Irani Announces Textile Ministry Helpline For Weavers

The textile minister Smriti Irani, on the occasion of second National Handloom Day announced launching a fresh weavers' census and a helpline for weavers. Irani made these announcements during the presentation of Sant Kabir Award and National Award for handloom weavers at a function hosted by her ministry at Swatantrata Bhawan auditorium of Banaras Hindu University. "To know financial condition of weavers, measures to improve their income, ensuring that all…
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India’s Handloom Export Plunge To Rs.1,500 Cr

The handloom export of India was worth ,240 crore a year ago which has come down to ,500 crore in the fiscal 2015-16, states the annual report of the textile ministry. The latest statistics of the ministry indicate that the handloom sector needs an urgent attention. Share of handloom in total textile export at an all time low at 10 per cent, changing consumer preference and slowdown in EU and…
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