Government plans to boost local textile producers

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-07-17 17:00:00 – New Delhi

Government to look at ways to check flow of imported Chinese fabric into India as it wants to encourage local textile producers. The Textile Ministry has put forward the issue of increasing Chinese textiles import with the Commerce Ministry with an urge to stop this, said Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar.


Responding to supplementaries, he said that to protect the interests of weavers; government is toying with the idea of linking them with MNREGA which provides 100 days of guaranteed work to people in rural areas.


The government is concerned with the state of those connected with production of silk; therefore, it has announced setting up of mega clusters in various parts of the country, including one in Bhagalpur in Bihar.


In fact, there are several schemes to help the weavers in terms of insurance and health facilities.


Dharmendra Yadav (SP) has urged UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to push the Centre to provide free power to weavers. In this connection he has written twice to UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seeking a meeting to discuss issues related to the state, but has failed to get any response as yet.

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