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SIMA For Inclusion Of Made-Ups In Special Package

The Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA) has appealed to textiles minister Santosh Gangwar to include made-ups/home textiles segments also under the special package for textiles and garments sector announced on June 22. In a letter to the minister, SIMA chairman M. Senthilkumar said that the industry has been demanding the government to adopt “cut & sew policy” while extending any benefit for the garment and made-ups/home textiles segments. Senthilkumar said…
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Training Programme for Odisha SC Weavers Launched

Textiles minister Santosh Gangwar disbursed loans of more than Rs 10 lakh to handloom weavers and inaugurated a 45-day long skill upgradation training programme for scheduled caste handloom weavers in the Sohlela Block as per the Prime minister's 'Skill-India' initiative in Odisha's Bargarh handloom cluster. At an impressive function in Birjam village on Friday, the minister also gave away the certificates to passouts of the first Handloom Entrepreneur training course…
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CMAI Hails New Package For Textile Industry

The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) has welcomed the Rs 6,000 package for textile industry saying it has removed some “serious irritants that had been pulling back the country's garment industry for a long time.” Congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and textiles minister Santosh Gangwar, CMAI president Rahul Mehta said in a press release that package had “unshackled” the garment sector and the results would be seen by way…
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Pashmina Yield Up 9.30% In Ladakh

Under the Pashmina Promotion Programme (P3) introduced in Ladakh region about two years ago, the average pashmina yield has increased by per cent resulting in higher profitability to herders engaged in Pashmina goat rearing, textile minister Santosh Gangwar has said during a visit to the region recently. Mortality of livestock has come down and critical rural infrastructure has been created under the P3 scheme in remote border areas inhabited by…
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Carpet Expo Generates Rs 300 Cr. Business

Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) chairman, Kuldeep R. Wattal said that the 31st edition of India Carpet Expo in New Delhi generated business worth about Rs. 260 crore to Rs. 300 crore. On the concluding day of the four-day expo, he said that a growth rate of about 10 per cent to 15 per cent in dollar terms and 15 per cent to 20 per cent in rupee terms is…
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Strategy To Tackle Raw Jute Crisis

The centre has decided on a multi-pronged strategy to evolve a suitable strategy for stabilizing the raw jute market and for tackling raw jute price rise, according to an official statement. The government's decision comes in the wake of a severe raw jute crisis that has left jute mills in West Bengal reeling. At a meeting chaired by textiles minister, Santosh Gangwar, the government decided to launch de-hoarding operations, request…
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