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Co-optex sets new record in sales
State-run Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers’ Cooperative Society Ltd (Co-optex) posted an all-time high retail sales turnover of Rs 313.38 crore in 2015-16, the State Assembly was informed recently.
TN gears up to uplift textile sector
The Tamil Nadu government is gearing up to launch new schemes to uplift the State’s textile sector, which: increasing free power to handloom from 100 units to units 200 units a month and from 500 units to 700 units a month for the powerlooms.
Handicrafts exports rise by over 8%
India's handicraft exports have increased by more than 8 per cent during the last fiscal, touching nearly Rs 31,000 crore, revealed Textiles Minister Smriti Irani in the Lok Sabha. "According to the provisional data available, the exports of handicrafts have shown an increase of Rs 2,414.79 crore from Rs 28,524.48 crore to Rs 30,939.27 crore -- an increase of 8.46 per cent in rupees term in 2015-16 as compared to previous year," she said.
Indian handloom sector’s future brightens
The India’s Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the Ministry of Textiles have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop the Indian handloom industry with skill development.
Helpline for weavers launched
The Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani has announced the launch of a national helpline for weavers that would also be a census of concerned workmen.
Telangana blueprint for textile industry
The Telangana State Government will frame a new policy aimed at development of the textile industry in the State.While the state produces around 60 lakh bales of cotton annually, only about 10 lakh bales are consumed within the State. The new textile policy will aim to increase cotton consumption within the state.
NHDC kick-starts major initiative in Mumbai
The National Handloom Development Corporation Ltd (NHDC) has kick-started one of its major initiatives ‘Silk Fab’ to connect consumers and weavers at one platform from Mumbai recently. Ujjwal Uke, IAS, Principal Secretary (Textile), Government of Maharashtra has inaugurated ’Silk Fab’ at World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. Around 100 agencies belonging to 14 states will be participating in this initiative.
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