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FICCI welcomes measures to address textiles problems
FICCI welcomes the recent multi-faceted measures taken by the government to address the problems of the textile industry. Increase in import duty on 76 textile items from 10 to 20 per cent and GST reduction on carpets and handicraft items have given a big relief to domestic textile, carpet and handicraft manufacturers, said Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, FICCI Textile Committee.
Handicraft trade facilitation centre opens in Varanasi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts at Varanasi, to the nation recently. Its foundation stone was laid by him in November 2014 at and the first phase of the project, comprising a crafts museum, an entrance plaza and a shopping arcade, was inaugurated by him in December 2016.
Arunachal to develop MSMEs
Arunachal Pradesh’ Commissioner of Industries, Textile and Handicraft, Tahang Taggu said that the State Government has taken steps for development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) even as it has taken up schemes for promotion of handloom and handicraft activities.
Jharkhand plans sops to woo textile industries
Jharkhand plans to launch aggressive initiatives to promote and market its ethnic textile and handloom products in a bid to help its large indigenous community of craftspersons
LimeRoad, MP partner to retail handloom products
The e-commerce platform, LimeRoad has signed an MoU with Madhya Pradesh Laghu Udyog Nigam for online selling of a range of handloom and handicraft products. The partnership will promote selling of the items produced at Nigam via e-commerce.
TN launches new schemes for handloom
The Tamil Nadu Government has announced new schemes for promoting handloom, textile and khadi industries. A sum of Rs 175.23 crore would be spent on modernising six cooperative mills in the State. For the benefit of powerloom workers, 50 per cent subsidy would be provided to around 1,500 employees towards their insurance premium. Unveiling the new schemes, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said handloom, handicraft, textile and khadi industries contribute the second highest revenue to the State, next only to agriculture.