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Piyush Goyal: Aim to double handloom production in 3 yr

Aug 11, 2021
Piyush Goyal: Aim to double handloom production in 3 yr

New Delhi

Piyush Goyal, Union Textiles Minister, wants to increase the exports of handloom and double its production in the coming three years.

He wants that the handloom exports should reach Rs 100 billion in the next three years with a view to promoting the growth of the sector. At present, India exports handloom goods worth Rs 25 billion while the production is around Rs 600 billion.

The minister at the National Handloom Day celebrations said that everybody should collectively pledge that a target of Rs 100 billion for exports of handloom products and Rs 1250 billion for production should be achieved in the next three years. He also suggested that a team should be formed under the chairmanship of Sunil Sethi of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI). This team will comprise trainers, weavers, marketing experts, equipment makers, and other stakeholders so that they can recommend ways and methods to promote the growth of the sector.

He also said that he has an aim that the sector should become strong and should be able to prosper well even if there is no support from the state government. He added that he is looking for new ways to boost the production of handloom and explore new markets.

Source – The New Indian Express

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