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Union Government launches Pehchan identity cards for artisans

Union textile Minister Smriti Irani launched a scheme of ‘Pehchan’ identity cards to artisans in Ahmedabad. She also inaugurated thematic handicrafts exhibition. The upgraded ‘pehchan’ cards were distributed to artisans from five clusters of Gujarat namely Jamnagar, Naroda, Surendranagar, Amreli and Kalol. Besides, minister also announced that to give tool kits and safety equipment women ..

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Chettinad Cotton Saree gets Indian Handloom tag

The Union textile Ministry has bestowed the Indian Handloom Brand tag on Chettinad cotton saris for its unique designs and identity. This tag was bestowed under the India Handloom Brand Scheme after checking its various quality parameters stipulated by the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). The Ministry also has offered a logo to use the brand ..

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August 7 to be observed as National Handloom Day

Every year 7th August will be celebrated as National Handloom Day. It was announced by Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar in both the Houses of Parliament. Observance of this day aims at development of handloom weavers in the country. It also seeks to promote genuine, global quality handloom in international market. August 7 was ..

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MoU inked between Ministry of Textiles and Flipkart: "ABHIYAAN Flipkart – Kaarigar Ke Dwar" to provide an online marketing platform to handloom weavers

With a view to provide online marketing platform to handloom weavers to boost the handloom sector, empower the weavers and boost manufacturing in the country, Ministry of Textiles, through DC (Handlooms), has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with online retailer Flipkart India Pvt. Ltd. Through this exclusive pact, Flipkart will provide weavers in India ..

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GoM discards proposal to impose duty on cotton exports

The Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, rejected the proposal of the Textile Ministry to impose a 10% duty on overseas sales of cotton beyond the declared exportable surplus limit. As per the GoM, there should be no restrictions on export of raw cotton and no duty on export. It advocated ..

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