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How the Udupi sari's revival in Karnataka has encouraged weavers to sustainably preserve its heritage
Arts & Culture

How the Udupi sari's revival in Karnataka has encouraged weavers to sustainably preserve its heritage

The first priority of the revival project was to establish a market for these saris so that they could be sold at higher prices, which would in turn compensate the weavers.

Centre scraps handicrafts and handloom boards, stating move towards 'minimum govt, maximum governance'
India

Centre scraps handicrafts and handloom boards, stating move towards 'minimum govt, maximum governance'

As per the resolutions passed by the Ministry of Textiles, this move was taken "in consonance with the Government of India's vision of 'Minimum Government and Maximum Governance', a leaner Government Machinery and the need for systematic rationalisation of Government bodies"

India's handloom, handicraft sectors have resilience to combat COVID-19 crisis setbacks. But they need calculated support
India

India's handloom, handicraft sectors have resilience to combat COVID-19 crisis setbacks. But they need calculated support

The handloom and handicrafts sectors will be drawing on their rich-but-checkered past, which previously saw them through prejudices and shortsighted policies, to work their way through the crisis posed by the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown as well.

Once Hyderabad aristocracy's favoured weave, how 'Telia Rumal' gained new lease of life post-Independence
Lifestyle

Once Hyderabad aristocracy's favoured weave, how 'Telia Rumal' gained new lease of life post-Independence

Hailing from a family of weavers in Puttapaka, Gajam Goverdhana has dedicated 50 years of to the Telia Rumal and filed for the recently secured GI tag in 2015.

Rural SHGs to list products on GeM portal for govt buyers; 913 sellers from 11 states registered, over 400 products put up on sale
Business

Rural SHGs to list products on GeM portal for govt buyers; 913 sellers from 11 states registered, over 400 products put up on sale

In order to handhold and facilitate SHGs in uploading their products, GeM is assisting with product catalogue management, order fulfilment and bid participation.

Flipkart ties up with Gujarat govt to promote local handicrafts; aims to help artisans expand market reach
Business

Flipkart ties up with Gujarat govt to promote local handicrafts; aims to help artisans expand market reach

Flipkart Samarth aims at bringing thousands of artisans, weavers and craftsmen from across the country into the fold of e-commerce.

Loose threads: Once a thriving weavers' village, Anakaputhur's mills are fast being abandoned
long-reads

Loose threads: Once a thriving weavers' village, Anakaputhur's mills are fast being abandoned

Less than 20 years ago, every house in Anakaputhur had its own handloom mill. The weavers' village has been left devastated by the Chennai floods of 2015, and lack of support from the state government

Andhra Pradesh political parties woo Dharmavaram handloom weavers, but is industry beyond point of no return?
Politics

Andhra Pradesh political parties woo Dharmavaram handloom weavers, but is industry beyond point of no return?

Workers and owners of handlooms in Dharmavaram say that many schemes meant for them have either been stopped or not implemented.

US says door is open if India is prepared to bring serious proposal to address trade, market access issues
Business

US says door is open if India is prepared to bring serious proposal to address trade, market access issues

The US in November last year revoked duty-free concessions on import of at least 50 Indian products

National Handloom Development Corp unearths 'irregularities' worth Rs 200 cr; refers case to CBI
Business

National Handloom Development Corp unearths 'irregularities' worth Rs 200 cr; refers case to CBI

On National Handloom Day on Tuesday, hundreds of weavers held protests at the NHDC headquarters in Greater Noida, demanding payment of outstanding dues and resumption of yarn supply.

India can become a one-stop sourcing destination for textiles for brands, retailers from ASEAN, says Smriti Irani
India

India can become a one-stop sourcing destination for textiles for brands, retailers from ASEAN, says Smriti Irani

India has potential to become the one-stop sourcing destination for brands and retailers from ASEAN, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said on Tuesday.

Mann ki Baat: Narendra Modi claims khadi sales have increased 90%, says product has transformed lives of poor
India

Mann ki Baat: Narendra Modi claims khadi sales have increased 90%, says product has transformed lives of poor

Khadi has become a means of transformation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday while highlighting that the sales of khadi products had recorded a 90 percent increase during this Diwali season

In Karnataka, a satyagraha demanding 0% GST on handmade products highlights a larger issue
India

In Karnataka, a satyagraha demanding 0% GST on handmade products highlights a larger issue

Spearheaded by noted theatre artist and activist Prasanna in Bengaluru, the 0 percent GST satyagraha has turned the spotlight on village enterprises, and how they're essential to a long-term, sustainable way of life

Karnataka CM seeks GST exemption on handmade goods
Business

Karnataka CM seeks GST exemption on handmade goods

Exemption from GST will not only benefit a large segment of our rural population, but also give a boost to rural employment and sustainability

Tamil Nadu to formulate new integrated textile policy, says E Palaniswami
Politics

Tamil Nadu to formulate new integrated textile policy, says E Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu government would formulate a new integrated textile policy, Chief Minister EK Palaniswami said on Monday.

Weaving culture: Hyderabad designers and revivalists hope to popularise handloom textiles once again
Life

Weaving culture: Hyderabad designers and revivalists hope to popularise handloom textiles once again

How did handloom textiles — so woven into the warp and weft of Indian culture, go into decline?

Sabyasachi Mukherjee: Our designers won't have global identity without Indian textiles
Life

Sabyasachi Mukherjee: Our designers won't have global identity without Indian textiles

Sabyasachi Mukherjee earned the distinction of being one of the few Indian names to participate in London, Milan and New York fashion weeks.

Foreign trade policy: Textile exporters cry foul, say they are ignored
Business

Foreign trade policy: Textile exporters cry foul, say they are ignored

The textile sector has been granted duty scrips of 2 per cent only for mainstream cotton textile products