(The Gist of PIB) Year End Review 2019 – Ministry of Textiles  [JANUARY-2020]

(The Gist of PIB) Year End Review 2019 – Ministry of Textiles


Year End Review 2019 – Ministry of Textiles

  • Following initiatives are being taken by the Ministry of Textiles for promotion of this sector.

Key highlights:

  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has published an Indian Standard for identification, marking and labelling of Pashmina products to certify its purity in August this year.
  • Two new National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) campuses will be set up at Panchkula (Haryana) and Ranchi (Jharkhand).
  • At present, NIFT has 16 Campuses all over India.
  • The Government is implementing the Scheme for Integrated Textile Park (SITP) which provides support for creation of world-class infrastructure facilities for setting up of textile units, with a Government of India grant up to 40% of the project cost. the share is 90% in North-east and hilly states.
  • The Government has approved a skill development scheme titled SAMARTH, a Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector, covering the entire value chain of the textile sector on pan India basis for a period of three years from 2017-18 to 2019-20.
  • Under Powertex India 4797 looms have been upgraded under the in-situ Upgradation Scheme for Plain Powerloom.
  • For the welfare of jute farmers the JUTE – ICARE (Improved Cultivation and Advanced Retting Exercise) has been launched to promote scientific practices related to Jute Cultivation for Quality & Quantity improvements.
  • The Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme (CHCDS) is targeted at development of Mega Handloom Clusters in clearly identifiable geographical locations covering at least 15000 handlooms with the Government of India.

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