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KVIC seeks government ban on silk imported from China

Published
Mar 19, 2020

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has requested that the Ministry of Commerce ban the import of all silk and silk products from China, to aid the Indian silk industry.

KVIC addressing new employees at its Mumbai headquarters earlier in the week - Khadi and Village Industries Commission- Facebook

 
KVIC has announced that Chinese silk imports to India are harming the country’s domestic silk industry. The organisation believes a ban on Chinese imports would drive Indian garment manufacturers to order textiles from Indian silk businesses and boost the industry.
 
“Despite being the world’s second largest producer of silk and the largest consumer of raw silk and silk fabrics, the import of low cost and low quality Chinese silk including artificial silk products negatively impacts the demand of Indian silk in its own markets,”KVIC’s chairman, VK Saxena, wrote to the Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal in a letter, ET Bureau reported. 

Earlier in the week, KVIC held a meet for its 98 newly-recruited employees today at the organisation’s headquarters in Mumbai, the organisation announced on Facebook.

“With KVIC you'll not only get an opportunity to serve the nation but an opportunity to make our country stronger by bridging the gap and empower the marginalised,” said Saxena as he addressed the crowd. 
 
KVIC works to promote handloom textiles including Khadi as well as rural artisan crafts. The organisation aims to increase both domestic production and exports of these products in line with the Union Government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign. 

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