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Assam textile policy to focus on handloom

Jun 12, 2017
Assam textile policy to focus on handloom

The Assam Government will soon formulate a textile policy for giving a major fillip to handloom and textile sector in the State. The proposed policy will focus on integrating production and marketing of handloom and textile products, economically empowering the weavers and making a niche for handicrafts of the state in world market.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the activities of the Handloom & Textile Department in a meeting. Chief Minister also asked the departmental officials to devise a strategy to significantly project the handloom products of the State in the forthcoming “India-International Textile Summit 2017” to be held at Gujarat from June 30 to July 2.

This textile Summit—to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi—will be participated by 28 countries including China, US, UK, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Kanada, South Korea, Russia, South Africa, Brazil, France, Netherlands, Vietnam, Hongkong.