Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Work begins on handloom facility centres in Varanasi
Work begins on handloom facility centres in Varanasi
14
May '15
Textiles minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar has said that the common facility centres (CFCs) will help Varanasi’s one lakh weavers in the handloom sector to upgrade their skills and thereby empower themselves. The ministers’ statement came at the foundation stone laying ceremony for handloom for CFCs in Varanasi.

Recalling the words of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, Gangwar said that schemes such as this serve to fulfill Pandit Deendayal’s dream to bring the fruits of development to the last mile, based on the principle of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’, espoused by the Prime Minister.

The minister also said a National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) sub-centre is being planned in Varanasi.

Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik who laid the foundation stones for the CFCs, said there is a need for the weavers to adapt their ways of working, in accordance with latest technologies and changing market demands.

The CFCs are being set up in Varanasi mega handloom cluster, under the comprehensive handloom cluster development scheme. . These centres will provide infrastructural and other kinds of support to groups of handloom weavers at block level. (SH)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

President Donald Trump; Courtesy: White House

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

US textile industry eager to work with President Trump

The US textile industry is eager to work with President Donald Trump...

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

LyondellBasel expands Texas plant ethylene capacity

US based producer of petrochemicals and speciality chemicals...

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

China’s cotton imports down 39% in 2016

China’s total cotton imports declined by 39.1 per cent to ...tons in...

Interviews View All

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

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

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

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

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

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
January 2017

January 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search