Textiles minister Smriti Irani has sought views and suggestions from the Wool and Woolen Export Promotion Council (WWEPC), to boost wool exports and generate new job opportunities.
This followed her meeting with the representatives of WWEPC who apprised the minister of the problems and steps that need to be taken for further development of the wool industry in the country.
“The minister has assured full support of the government for solving the issues of the industry to boost exports. She also sought suggestions from the stakeholders for development of this sector so that more employment opportunities could be generated,” WWEPC in a statement said.
The council, which has more than 1,000 members, is responsible to promote exports of wool and wool blended products like shawls. It maintains close liaison with the International Wool Secretariat and Wools of New Zealand and helps the Textile Inspection committee of India to ensure that Indian woolen products are made as per international standards.