Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Odisha sets up 10 raw material labs for handloom sector
Odisha sets up 10 raw material labs for handloom sector
23
Jun '16
In a boost to the handloom sector, the Odisha government has decided to set up ten laboratories to test raw material to ensure quality of handloom products. The laboratories would help in testing the quality of yarns, colours, count and also the features of fabrics and products.

Various cooperative societies in Odisha produce handloom products worth Rs 210 crore annually.

Speaking about the labs, Odisha's Minister for Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts, Snehangini Chhuria said, “Unless quality is maintained our products won't get recognition in the national and international markets. So weavers can test the quality of their raw materials in these state of the art laboratories.”

The government has also decided to set up 19 handloom clusters in different blocks. The laboratories will be set up in Bargarh, Cuttack, Kalahandi, Patanagad, Sonepur, Athagarh, Gopalpur, Balasore, Baripada, Berhampur, Boudh and Khurda.

Weavers are provided with required colour, yarns and other raw materials in subsidized prices under the National Handloom Development Corporation. However, sometimes due to the poor quality of the raw materials the final products are not up to the mark, officials in the handloom department said.

A fabric library would also be set up at Bayan Bhawan in Bhubaneswar where exclusive works of prominent weavers will be displayed and young weavers will also get training on popular and intricate designs. Besides, this would also be developed as a major tourist attraction of the state, the minister said. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Textiles minister Smriti Irani at a press conference with minister of state for textiles, Ajay Tamta, the principal director general (M&C), PIB, AP Frank Noronha and other dignitaries. Courtesy: PIB

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd May 2017

Special package for knitwear coming soon: Irani

Union textiles minister Smriti Irani said that the government of...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd May 2017

Apparel, footwear use may rise by 63% in 2030: Report

The apparel and footwear consumption is projected to rise by 63 per...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd May 2017

Gap Inc earns $3.4 bn in net sales in Q1 FY17

Gap Inc's net sales for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 were...

Interviews View All

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

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

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

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

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

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

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


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


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