Handloom production needs to Double from present level around Rs.60 K Cr: Piyush Goyal

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Handloom production needs to Double from present level around Rs.60 K Cr: Piyush Goyal

Delhi: August 8: On 7th National Handloom Day, Union Minister of Textiles Piyush Goyal advises to increase the production capacities of handloom sector from existing 60 thousand crore rupees to over one lakh 25 thousand crore rupees within three years. Also, Minister asks to increase the export of handloom items from existing 2,500 crore rupees to 10,000 crore rupees in the next three years.

For which, Government of India shall constitute a Committee consisting of all weavers, trainers’ equipment makers, marketing experts and other stake holders to recommend ways and means to achieve the objective and improve all round progress of handloom sector.

Union Minister also said, nation is committed to ensure sustainable development of the handloom sector thereby empowering handloom weavers and workers financially and instilling pride in their exquisite craftsmanship.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared 7th August as National Handloom Day in 2015. Speaking on the background of fixing 7th August as National Handloom Day, Minister said, it was in a Kolkata Town Hall meeting held on August 07, 1905, that the Swadeshi Movement was launched which aimed at reviving domestic products and production processes.

To commemorate this historical occasion, and to celebrate our handloom tradition Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared 7th August as National Handloom Day

In the 75th year of independence, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has urged all of us as a nation to buy Indian Handloom products and showcase their grandeur by associating with #MyHandloomMyPride. The minister also urged people to buy at least one handloom item to promote weavers and handloom sector.

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