Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Bhadohi-Mirzapur carpet belt set free from child labor
Bhadohi-Mirzapur carpet belt set free from child labor
Nov '10
Minister of State (Textiles), Panabaka Lakshmi and Textile Secretary, Rita Menon have claimed that the well-known Bhadohi-Mirzapur carpet belt had been liberated from the clutches of child labor.

The Minister said that child workers are no longer employed for the carpet manufacturing process in the Bhadohi-Mirzapur belt. She added that the name of Bhadohi handwoven carpet was removed from the US list of industries as child labor was used in it.

The textile ministry was seeking to promote the skill of children by imparting the training of carpet weaving to children at the school level. This would check the practice of child labor and enable skill development among the children. The textile ministry had taken up several measures for skill development among the already trained workers.

Rs 229 crore had been extended by the textile ministry for the progress of carpet manufacturing belts in Bhadohi and Srinagar. The minister had been expecting a significant number of foreign customers to buy these carpets. She added that about 400 foreign customers were expected to turn up at the carpet expo.

The Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) had organized the carpet expo and it had been the largest trade fair of handwoven carpets, rugs and floor coverings to draw foreign customers from various countries. A variety of old-fashioned, recent as well as contemporary Indian handmade carpets from various parts of the country such as Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Varanasi, Jaipur, Panipat and Kashmir have been showcased at the expo.

More than 240 manufacturers and exporters from all corners of India had reserved a stand area of 6,000 square meters to display their products at the expo. Around 370 customers from various countries of the world had registered their names and were likely to visitthe carpet expo.

Fibre2fashion News Desk-India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2017

Textile industry demands relaxation of laws from Budget

The upcoming Union Budget 2017-18 should focus on relaxing certain...

President Donald Trump; Courtesy: White House

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2017

US sets ball rolling for withdrawal from TPP

President Donald Trump has set the ball rolling for withdrawal of the ...

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2017

Indian cotton consumption estimated at 290 lakh bales: CAI

The domestic consumption of cotton during the crop season 2016-17...

Interviews View All

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

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

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Sonam & Paras Modi

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

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

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

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

January 2017

January 2017

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


Browse Our Archives


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