Textiles Ministry sets up Centres of Excellence for G.I. Products

The Ministry of Textiles, in close collaboration with state Governments and district administration, strove to achieve the targets in respect of various deliverables. Weavers’ Service Centres (Field Office for Handlooms) was designated as the supervising agency for effective coordination with banks, district administration and weavers.

To increase the earnings of the weavers and artisans the Promotion Council for Handlooms and Handicrafts signed MOUs with Weavers’ Societies and artisans from amongst the focus district of MSME outreach programme for promoting exports through design, skill and such other interventions.

 Textiles Secretary informed that Centres of Excellence, comprising 55 display outlets have been set up in Varanasi for the sale of products which are G.I. tagged. Similarly, children have been facilitated in various districts to avail of the learning opportunities through IGNOU and NIOS wherein the Textile Ministry provide 75% of the cost for girls and children belonging to SC, ST and BPL categories. Tufting frames and carpet looms have been provided to Carpet weavers of Bhadohi in UP.

[Source: PIB]

Ministry of Textiles

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