Palakkad handloom industry faces downturn due to lack of government support

Related Keywords: debt relief fund, handloom industry, lack of government support, low wage, Nabard, Palakkad district, source of revenue, State Handloom Cooperative Societies Association, weaver

Kerala
Palakkad handloom industry faces downturn due to lack of government support
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The handloom industry in Palakkad is going through a downturn, which is a major source of revenue for many people in Palakkad district. Due to low wage coupled with lack of support from the government, the weavers are struggling to make both ends meet. The handloom workers are now forced to shift to other professions.

The handloom industry in Palakkad is going through a downturn, which is a major source of revenue for many people in Palakkad district. Due to low wage coupled with lack of support from the government, the weavers are struggling to make both ends meet. The handloom workers are now forced to shift to other professions.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/Handloom-Industry-in-Palakkad-District-Weaves-Losses-Faces-an-Uncertain-Future/2014/08/11/article2374091.ece
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Special Aadi discount sale of silk saris exhibition opens in Madurai

Related Keywords: 000 new designs, 30, Aadi discount sale, Minister for Handlooms and textiles, silk sari, Thirubuvanam Weavers Cooperative Society, weaver

Madurai
Special Aadi discount sale of silk saris exhibition opens in Madurai
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A special ‘Aadi’ discount sale of silk saris from across the State has been organized to provide opportunities for the weavers to showcase their products and improve their livelihood. The exhibition was inaugurated by Minister for Handlooms and Textiles S. Gokula Indira on Tuesday in Madhurai.

A special ‘Aadi’ discount sale of silk saris from across the State has been organized to provide opportunities for the weavers to showcase their products and improve their livelihood. The exhibition was inaugurated by Minister for Handlooms and Textiles S. Gokula Indira on Tuesday in Madhurai.

The exhibition-cum-sale has on display products by weavers involved with cooperative societies from Thirubuvanam, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore, Salem and Kumbakonam.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/expocumsale-of-silk-saris-inaugurated-in-madurai/article6263235.ece
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Textile parks will spell kismet for weavers in Kurnool

Related Keywords: Butta Renuka MP, handloom sector of Kurnool, Textile Park, weaver, weavers colony, weavers society

Kurnool
Textile parks  will spell kismet for weavers in Kurnool
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The Government being aware that protection to the sector is required to be continued because of the pious obligation to protect the heritage of the State and support is required to be continued to offset the built-in cost handicap of the handlooms. Butta Renuka, Kurnool MP has promised that a textile park would soon be set up in her constituency Kurnool.

The Government being aware that protection to the sector is required to be continued because of the pious obligation to protect the heritage of the State and support is required to be continued to offset the built-in cost handicap of the handlooms. Butta Renuka, Kurnool MP has promised that a textile park would soon be set up in her constituency Kurnool.

Kurnool is famous for handloom products, and many people of the area are involved with this activity.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/Textile-Park-to-Come-up-in-Kurnool-MP/2014/07/23/article2341286.ece
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Telangana tourism makes efforts to promote unique style of Pochampally weaves and patterns

Related Keywords: ITRHD, NITHM, Pochampally, Pochampally textile, Pochampally weaves and pattern, Telangana state, tourism, traditional loom, weaver, workshop-cum-exhibition

Hyderabad
Telangana tourism makes efforts to promote unique style of Pochampally weaves an
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A cluster of 80 villages in Nalgonda district of Telangana state forms Pochampally which has traditional looms whose design is more than a century old. Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD) and Dr YSR National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management (NITHM) was signed MoU to promote Pochampally in different manners and thereby enhance the livelihood of the weavers.

A cluster of 80 villages in Nalgonda district of Telangana state forms Pochampally which has traditional looms whose design is more than a century old. Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD) and Dr YSR National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management (NITHM) was signed MoU to promote Pochampally in different manners and thereby enhance the livelihood of the weavers.
 

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/Going-All-Out-to-Hardsell-Pochampally-Weaves-Patterns/2014/07/22/article2343364.ece
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Ikat used to pattern textile for all seasons

Related Keywords: century old textile, cotton yarn, dyeing technique, hand-dyed, handwoven Ikat, Ikat, pattern, Pochampally Handloom Park, silk, weaver

New Delhi
Ikat used to pattern textile for all seasons
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Ikat is a century old textile, historically made all over Asia, Central Asia and some parts of Africa. Ikat is also an ancient Indian dyeing technique that brings vintage, handwoven, geometric or zig zag arrow pattern into textile. Hand-dyed and handwoven Ikat is made using both silk and cotton yarns.

Ikat is a century old textile, historically made all over Asia, Central Asia and some parts of Africa. Ikat is also an ancient Indian dyeing technique that brings vintage, handwoven, geometric or zig zag arrow pattern into textile. Hand-dyed and handwoven Ikat is made using both silk and cotton yarns.
 
Pochampally Handloom Park recently organised a four-day Pochampally IKAT art Mela at Aga Khan Hall, in an attempt to revive the dying art of Ikat from the Pochampally district of now Telangana state. which ended on Tuesday, but not before it had charmed Delhiites.

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/420079/a-pattern-all-seasons.html
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Egypt wanting to expand its base of African cotton suppliers

Related Keywords: cotton, cotton importation, Egypt, Egyptian cotton industry, Ethiopia, exports, Imports, long stable cotton, short stable, spinner, weaver

Egypt
Egypt wanting to expand its base of African cotton suppliers
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Egyptian cotton is extra long stable and they want to import short stable for which the spinners and weavers want to open more countries to be a source of cotton importation. They want to import short stable to produce a coarser yarn for T-shirts, for denim.

Egyptian cotton is extra long stable and they want to import short stable for which the spinners and weavers want to open more countries to be a source of cotton importation. They want to import short stable to produce a coarser yarn for T-shirts, for denim.

http://www.theafricareport.com/North-Africa/egypt-seeks-more-cotton-imports-from-african-countries.html
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Cottonfab 2014 expo out with ethnic collection from 15 states

Related Keywords: cotton, Cottonfab expo, ethnic collection, sari, silk, weaver

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
Cottonfab 2014 expo out with ethnic collection  from 15 states
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The exhibition Cottonfab 2014, going on at Kanakakkunnu Palace is organised by Awadh Hathkargha, Hasthshilp evam Gramodyog Samithi for promoting weavers and artisans from different parts if India. The objective of the Samiti is to give artisans and weavers a platform and market to not only display their talent but sale their work of art.

The exhibition Cottonfab 2014, going on at Kanakakkunnu Palace is organised by Awadh Hathkargha, Hasthshilp evam Gramodyog Samithi for promoting weavers and artisans from different parts if India. The objective of the Samiti is to give artisans and weavers a platform and market to not only display their talent but sale their work of art.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/Ethnic-Ensemble/2014/06/18/article2285812.ece
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TN govt grants Rs.14 lakh to help Coopex bring back traditional saree

Related Keywords: Cooptex, Tamil Nadu traditional saree, weaver

Chennai
TN govt grants Rs.14 lakh to help Coopex bring back traditional saree
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The Tamil Nadu government has sanction Rs 14 lakh to state-run Cooptex, a Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers’ Co-operative Society to help them move ahead with the plan to revive primal traditional saree varieties of Tamil Nadu.

The Tamil Nadu government has sanction Rs 14 lakh to state-run Cooptex, a Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers’ Co-operative Society to help them move ahead with the plan to revive primal traditional saree varieties of Tamil Nadu.

There are very few weavers skilled in making traditional sarees of Tamil Nadu like Kandangi, Sungudi, Chinnalampatti and Koorai Nadu that were popular decades ago. Efforts are on to identify such craftsmen and convince them to start weaving back these traditional sarees for Cooptex.

http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/ancient-tn-saree-varieties-all-set-for-a-come-back-36418.html
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Rehwa focuses toward promoting Maheshwari weaving tradition and weavers

Related Keywords: Maheshwar weaving tradition, weaver

Bhopal
Rehwa focuses toward promoting Maheshwari weaving tradition and weavers
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An exhibition 'Dhoop Chaon' was organized by Rehwa in the city by presenting their collections of Maheshwari saris, duppatas and fabric with an aim of reviving and promoting weaving tradition of Maheshwar. Rehwa society, a quarter-century old Not-for -Profit organization started in 1979 , in response to the need to revitalize the weaving industry in Maheshwar. Handloom weaving tradition in Maheshwar owes its genesis to Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar

An exhibition 'Dhoop Chaon' was organized by Rehwa in the city by presenting their collections of Maheshwari saris, duppatas and fabric with an aim of reviving and promoting weaving tradition of Maheshwar. Rehwa society, a quarter-century old Not-for -Profit organization started in 1979 , in response to the need to revitalize the weaving industry in Maheshwar. Handloom weaving tradition in Maheshwar owes its genesis to Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/Rehwa-expo-to-lend-help-to-weavers/articleshow/31967325.cms
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Manipur focusing to popularizing handloom

Related Keywords: Manipur handloom sector, weaver

Imphal
Manipur focusing to popularizing handloom
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State of Manipur focuses on popularizing handloom sector. As a step towards it, the Manipur Apex Handloom Weavers and Handicrafts Artisans Co-Operative Society Ltd, organized a Handloom Readymade Garments Popularisation Awareness Programme at the Manipur Press Club, Imphal.

State of Manipur focuses on popularizing handloom sector. As a step towards it, the Manipur Apex Handloom Weavers and Handicrafts Artisans Co-Operative Society Ltd, organized a Handloom Readymade Garments Popularisation Awareness Programme at the Manipur Press Club, Imphal.

V Tualthang, Additional Director, Commerce and Industries Dept, Manipur during the programme said that the State gives importance to handloom and popularises its uses, as it is capable to provide an economic development.

http://e-pao.net/GP.asp?src=14..180214.feb14
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