Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Gangwar pushes for boosting handicrafts' quality
Gangwar pushes for boosting handicrafts' quality
15
Feb '16
Textiles Minister Textiles Santosh Gangwar has stressed on making Indian handicrafts top quality export products.

“People in all corners of the globe should proudly ask for 'Made in India' handicraft,” Gangwar told members of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of Ministry of Textiles at NIFT, Hyderabad, according to a Textiles Ministry press release.

The Minister said that artisans by themselves cannot glorify the rich cultural heritage of our country. The combined vision and efforts of all stakeholders, along with Government endeavours, is required to realize this dream.

Gangwar gave a brief overview of the initiatives being taken by the Government in this direction. He said that a comprehensive National Handicraft Development Programme has been launched which emphasizes integrated approach for holistic development & support to the crafts and artisans. The new approach is built on the key element of empowering artisans by skill upgradation, design development, technology upgradation and supply of raw material, through easily accessible Common Facility Centers at cluster level.

Developing and strengthening marketing linkages through various options such as exporters, direct sale, participation in sale expos and e-commerce is another major component of new approach. Welfare of the artisans is being taken care of through Handicrafts Artisans comprehensive welfare schemes. The Minister also spoke of the export performance of the handicrafts sector.

Gangwar also praised NIFT for helping develop handicrafts. Through the Crafts Cluster Initiative, NIFT faculty, students and alumni play a proactive role in the growth of traditional handicrafts and handlooms; at the same time, NIFT also collaborates with leading fashion institutions around the globe, through its 34 MoUs, to keep itself abreast of latest global trends and developments, he said.

Gangwar said that at the request of his Ministry, NIFT is moving towards greater engagement with handlooms and handicrafts. He said that this linkage of fashion with handloom and handicrafts should be beneficial to both, i.e. NIFT students will get sensitized to our artistic heritage on one hand and handloom and handicrafts sector will get new ideas, insights and technology on the other.

Members of Parliament in the Parliamentary Consultative Committee highlighted the need to improve the reach of Government schemes to artisans. Citing the huge revenue and export potential of the sector, the MPs called for strengthening of marketing and promotional activities, through advertising and other means.

In his reply, Gangwar said the Government has already linked handicrafts with tourism, and is pursuing this initiative in earnest. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

US merchandise trade with India, 2012–16; Courtesy: USITC

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

India becomes US’ 9th largest trading partner in 2016

In 2016, India became the United States’ 9th-largest single-country...

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

GST will lead to further increase of MMF prices

The Goods & Services Tax (GST) rolled out on July 1, 2017 is not...

Textiles | On 27th Jul 2017

Global yarn production improved 30% q-o-q in Q1: ITMF

In the first quarter of 2017, global yarn production rose by almost...

Interviews View All

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X