Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Indian govt takes initiatives to boost J&K handloom sector
Indian govt takes initiatives to boost J&K handloom sector
07
Jan '13
Government of India has taken many initiatives to boost the textile industry in the Northern state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
 
According to an official statement, paying a heed to Member of Parliament Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri’s demand, the Union Ministry of Textiles recently approved two handloom clusters at Saidpora in Shopian and Parigam in Pulwama.
 
Mr. Ratanpuri also demanded extension of the Carpet Weaving Mass Training Programme, recruitments on vacant positions, hiking the stipend of the trainees, establishment of a Directorate at Srinagar and allocating geographical indication for Kashmir handicrafts, the statement said.
 
Most of these demands have also been accepted and carpet weaving training programme is still being continued in J&K, even though the programme has been wrapped up in rest of India, the statement said.
 
It also said that majority of the positions lying vacant for several years have now been filled up, most of them through Staff Selection Commission.
 
The statement further stated that the Textiles Ministry has also approved the proposal of setting up a Directorate at Srinagar, and has sent the proposal to the Ministry of Finance for financial concurrence.
 
Moreover, the Textiles Ministry has given its nod to hike the stipend of trainees, but the Central Government is awaiting a no objection certificate (NOC) from the State Handlooms Department prior to its implementation.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 10th Dec 2016

Amazon India aims to be India’s biggest fashion retailer

Since fashion is the second biggest ecommerce category in India,...

Apparel/Garments | On 10th Dec 2016

Kathy Ireland extends license with PPI Apparel till 2023

Clothing brand Kathy Ireland Worldwide has extended its partnership...

Textiles | On 9th Dec 2016

ACIMIT signs MoU with Pakistan textile bodies

In a bid to strengthen the trading in garments and textiles between...

Interviews View All

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Smita Murarka
Amanté

‘There is huge demand in the Indian lingerie market for non-wired styles.’

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

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

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
December 2016

December 2016

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search