Handloom Industry Current Affairs, GK & News

August 7: 7th National Handloom Day

Textile Ministry is all set to organise 7th National Handloom Day on August 7. First National Handloom Day was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 7, 2015 in Chennai. Key Points On the occasion, handloom weaving community will be honoured for their contribution in socio-economic development of India. Handloom sector directly addresses women’s ..

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GI Tag provided to Telangana’s Telia Rumal and Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting

The Government of India recently provided GI Tag to Telia Rumal of Telangana and Sohrai Khovar painting of Jharkhand. Highlights The application for the Sohrai Khovar painting of Jharkhand was made by Sohra Kala Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti. The application for the Telia Rumal of Telangana was made by the Consortium of Puttapaka Handloom Cluster. ..

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August 7: National Handloom Day

The National Handloom Day is being observed annually on 7 August to honour the handloom weavers in the country and also carter an impetus to India’s handloom industry. Significance of the Day: It seeks to highlight the contribution of handloom to the socioeconomic development of the country and promote handlooms to increase income of weavers ..

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Odisha Government launches Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana

The Odisha Government had launched Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana, a special assistance scheme for elderly weavers. The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the occasion of the second National Handlooms Day (observed on 7th August). Key Facts The scheme aims at improving the financial condition of over 8,000 weavers in the state. ..

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