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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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Tirupur Model Sought By Odisha & Telangana

To replicate some of the successes of the Tirupur cluster of garment units, the officials of Telangana and Odisha have appealed to big garment units such as Dollar, Lux and Rupa to invest in their respective states. According to sources, officials from Odisha textile handloom industries department recently made a visit to Tirupur to have a first-hand information and the cluster’s successful operation over the years. The Odisha government, which…
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CM Seeks NIFT Centre In Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has sought setting up of a National Institute of Fashion and Technology (NIFT) centre in the state to inspire the youth to amalgamate their traditional knowledge with latest modern technology, and help in preserving the traditional art. "I have demanded NIFT for Uttarakhand. We also had discussions over possible textile-related projects that could be started in the state," Rawat told newsmen after meeting textiles…
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Modern Treatment Scheme Designed By NITRA

The Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA) has designed the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) and a modern treatment scheme integrated with water reclamation for the plant at Ajrakhpur in Gujarat, foundation of which was laid by textiles minister Smriti Irani. The 150 KLD CETP project has been assigned to NITRA for implementation by ministry of textiles through Handicrafts Mega Cluster Mission (HMCM). The project will lead to capacity enhancement…
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Prosperity With Traditional Way In Meghalaya

Sericulture and Weaving are the two most important cottage based, eco-friendly industries in the rural areas of Meghalaya. In the absence of a textile industry, Sericulture and Weaving plays an important role for the production of Silk fabrics and hand woven fabrics of ethnic designs in this state of rich heritage and cultural ethos. The sericulture weavers of Meghalaya are on the route to prosperity going by the traditional way…
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Curtain Raiser Event Of Textiles India ’17

Textiles minister, Smriti Zubin Irani and minister of state for textile, Ajay Tamta, presented a curtain raiser event of ‘Textiles India 2017’, the first ever global B2B textile and handicrafts fair in India at Crafts Museum in New Delhi, yesterday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Textile India scheduled to be held at Gandhinagar in Gujarat from June 30. Speaking on the occasion, Irani said that the spectrum of…
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