Newsline-National | September 2016
Indian handloom sector’s future brightens
The India’s Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the Ministry of Textiles signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop the Indian handloom industry with skill development. MSDE and the textiles ministry have chalked out a new strategy for promoting production and marketing of high value quality handloom products. At present, 28 Weavers Service Centres (WSCs) across the country are providing technical assistance to handloom weavers, which are the nodal agency for carrying out skill up-gradation training in the sector. A Government press release reveals that MoU was signed in the presence of Smriti Irani, who is steering the vision of scaling the handloom to new heights.