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Indian government abolishes All India Handloom Board

Aug 12, 2020
Indian government abolishes All India Handloom Board

The All India Handloom Board (AIHB), constituted in 1992, with the aim to advise the Government in formulating policy for the overall development of the handloom sector, has been abolished by the Indian government. This step is part of systematic rationalisation of government bodies in consonance with 'Minimum Government and Maximum Governance'.

"In consonance with the Government;s vision of 'Minimum Government and Maximum Governance', a leaner government machinery and the need for systematic rationalisation of government bodies, the Government of India has abolished All India Handloom Board with effect from the date of this resolution," development commissioner for handlooms Sanjay Rastogi said in a textiles ministry resolution dated July 27, 2020.

When it was first constituted on January 23, 1992, the All India Handloom Board had the Union minister of textiles as its chairman, with official members from the Central and state governments and non-official members from the handloom industry. Thereafter, the All India Handloom Board was reconstituted from time to time.