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India looks to turn self-reliant in silk in 2 years: minister Irani

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Feb '21
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The government is looking to ensure that India turns self-reliant in the silk sector in the next two years, according to textiles minister Smriti Irani, who recently said under the Silk Samagra Program, the government dedicated over ₹2,000 crore for the sector. She hoped Karnataka gets ideas and proposals to make India self-reliant in silk.

She was addressing the inaugural session of the Karnataka Vastra Tek—Apparel & Textile Conclave organised by the state department of handloom and textiles in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Karnataka State Council.

The minimum support price operations for cotton procurement by the Cotton Corporation of India has touched over ₹359 crore in the state, she said.

The latest handloom census has brought to light that over 50,000 weavers in Karnataka are looking at new digital opportunities to expand their markets.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)


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