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India's Textiles Exports Highest-Ever In FY22 At $44.4 Billion: Govt

India's Textiles Exports Highest-Ever In FY22 At $44.4 Billion: Govt

The exports tally, which also includes handicrafts, indicates a substantial increase of 41 per cent and 26 per cent over corresponding figures in FY21 and FY20

31 May 2022
BJP Exposed As It Failed To Fulfil Pre-Poll Promises: Dotasra

BJP Exposed As It Failed To Fulfil Pre-Poll Promises: Dotasra

The prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas are very high. All the essential commodities including textiles, pulses and edible oil have become out of reach...

26 May 2022

Sonepur’s Textiles Tell A Unique Tale

While every bylane in Sonepur tells a deeply revered tale of history and religion, the region is known for one more aspect that adds to its vibrancy - Textile

India's Textiles Exports Can Touch $100 Billion In Next 5 Years: Government

India's Textiles Exports Can Touch $100 Billion In Next 5 Years: Government

Textiles Secretary Upendra Prasad Singh said the country's apparel industry must focus on vertical integration to increase its scale and size and to benefit...

22 February 2022

Textile, Apparel Exports Surge To $29.8 Billion During April-December Period

In 2020-21 there was a deceleration in textile exports due to pandemic disrupting the supply chain and demand.

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29 November 2021
Chief Minister M.K. Stalin Demands Removal Of Import Duties On Cotton

Chief Minister M.K. Stalin Demands Removal Of Import Duties On Cotton

The Chief Minister requested the Union Textiles Minister to take steps to remedy the situation and protect the industry and jobs.


05 November 2021
Time Has Come For India To Target 5-Times Increase In Technical Textiles Exports In 3 Years: Piyush Goyal

Time Has Come For India To Target 5-Times Increase In Technical Textiles Exports In 3 Years: Piyush Goyal

The minister added that other than growing in statistical terms, the focus should also be on scaling up technology and production of indigenously innovated...


06 October 2021
Union Cabinet Approves Rs 4,445 Crore Project For Setting Up Major Textile Parks

Union Cabinet Approves Rs 4,445 Crore Project For Setting Up Major Textile Parks

It was pointed out that Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana have expressed their...


09 September 2021
Are PLIs Enough To Boost Indian Textile Sector?

Are PLIs Enough To Boost Indian Textile Sector?

Apart from a PLI scheme, demand-generation policies needed for adoption of technical textiles


18 November 2020
ICC To Launch Textile Webstore For AtmaNirbhar Bharat Campaign

ICC To Launch Textile Webstore For AtmaNirbhar Bharat Campaign

A three-day global online L2G (local to global) exhibition for Indian products under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Campaign is scheduled from December 14


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30 October 2020
Khadi Goes The E-Way

Khadi Goes The E-Way

The Covid pandemic brought a fortune for the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) which is now selling 600 products online with a footwear collection...


07 August 2020
India Celebrates National Handloom Day As Centre ‘Quietly’ Abolishes Handloom Board

India Celebrates National Handloom Day As Centre ‘Quietly’ Abolishes Handloom Board

The centre said the abolition of All India Handloom Board was part of 'Minimum Government and Maximum Governance.'


09 May 2020
How Coronavirus Has Reduced Assam's Silk Town To A Cemetery

How Coronavirus Has Reduced Assam's Silk Town To A Cemetery

Sualkuchi had an annual turnover of Rs 1,000 crore. The gifted weavers are now working in construction sites for Rs 500 a day!


17 January 2020
Under Internet Lockdown, Kashmir's Shawl And Handicraft Industry Lose Their Bandwidth

Under Internet Lockdown, Kashmir's Shawl And Handicraft Industry Lose Their Bandwidth

With 4,196 hours of internet blackouts that cost more than Rs 1,000 crore in 2019, India is the third worst-hit and economically affected country after Iraq...


16 November 2019
Swords In Hand, Smriti Irani Performs 'Talwar Raas' in Gujarat

Swords In Hand, Smriti Irani Performs 'Talwar Raas' in Gujarat

Smriti Irani took the stage and tried her best to match steps with the girls while holding two swords.


18 October 2019
Fake Bazaar! From Lipsticks To Toothpastes, Noodles To Milk, Counterfeit Products Make A Killing

Fake Bazaar! From Lipsticks To Toothpastes, Noodles To Milk, Counterfeit Products Make A Killing

Adulterated products are carefully mixed with originals. Unpacked spices, edible oil and grey powder passed off as cement are part of a Rs 1 Trillion parallel...


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31 August 2019
GDP At Six-Year Low: Five Reasons Why The Economy Tanked

GDP At Six-Year Low: Five Reasons Why The Economy Tanked

Internal and external factors, macro to micro issues, and challenges in specific sectors unleashed a chain of events that stopped the Indian growth story in...


03 September 2019
'Even Sales Of Paan Shops Have Reduced...' Can RBI's Booster Dose Help Arrest Economic Paralysis?

'Even Sales Of Paan Shops Have Reduced...' Can RBI's Booster Dose Help Arrest Economic Paralysis?

The Centre rolls back stringent laws, cadges money from RBI. But to fix the economy, structural flaws must be addressed.


03 September 2019
Are You Chubbily Plump, Dwarfishly Short Or On A Wheel Chair? Dress Bindaas, Here's Fashion For All

Are You Chubbily Plump, Dwarfishly Short Or On A Wheel Chair? Dress Bindaas, Here's Fashion For All

The Indian fashion industry is now ardently embracing diversity in its approach. Body imperfections are not a problem, the idea is to make everyone look...


30 November 2018
Pizzazz In A Pineapple Frock

Pizzazz In A Pineapple Frock

Fruity fabrics and ‘waste not, want not’: sustainable ­fashion is on the ascendant


07 August 2018
National Handloom Day: Designers Explain How They Are Reviving India’s Traditional Arts

National Handloom Day: Designers Explain How They Are Reviving India’s Traditional Arts

Fashion designers from across the country are reviving the Ikkat, Mekhla Chadar, Kalamkari and Benarasi weave


06 February 2018
Khadi Village Industry In Legal Battle Against Fab India For Using Khadi Tag, Claims Rs 525 Crore Damage

Khadi Village Industry In Legal Battle Against Fab India For Using Khadi Tag, Claims Rs 525 Crore Damage

A Fab India spokesman, however, dubbed the KVIC claim as "baseless",


06 November 2017
Hand-Woven Darkness

Hand-Woven Darkness

DeMo and GST are like the warp and woof of a dismal handicrafts canvas


02 December 2016
Blighted Warp And Weft

Blighted Warp And Weft

Weavers’ looms have fallen silent in Etawah. They now await the death blow from a cashless economy.


06 January 2017
The Potholed Catwalk Of Banaras

The Potholed Catwalk Of Banaras

Beyond the glamour and hype of celebrity designers, handloom is still a dying craft of poor weavers


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