Textiles ministry partners with textile firms to help weavers
Jan 30, 2019
The union government’s textiles ministry has signed agreements with the country’s leading textile manufactures to give a fillip to weavers from across the country.
The ministry has inked pacts with companies like Raymond, Welspun, Titan, Reliance Retail and True Blue. The partnership aims to greatly expand the market for handloom weavers through tapping into the large customer bases of India’s textile and apparel giants.
Under the partnership, these companies will procure raw material directly from the weavers thereby creating a market and revenue generating option for weavers from across the country.
Commenting on the partnership, textile minister Smriti Irani told PTI, “The initiative aims at exploring the synergy between culture and textiles and the initiative will be extended to the rest of the country.”
Raghavendra Singh, textile secretary, added, “All our schematic assistance including provision of loans, skilling, provision of yarns etc are aimed at lowering the cost of production and enhance the income of weavers. The ministry is coming with QR coding post registration and pre-registration of all its weavers for geographical indication tags.”
The Ministry of Textiles has been working to promote handloom textiles as part of the Union Government’s “Make in India” campaign that aims to increase domestic production in all areas.
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