Ministry of Textiles and Government of India launched Artisan Speak at Elephanta Caves (UNESCO heritage site) to strengthen the handlooms and textiles sector of India. The event has been held to showcase the GI Textiles of India, through a confluence of fashion, music, and dance.
Many textiles companies signed agreements with the Office of Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles on the occasion. Under the agreements, the Weavers Service Centres (WSCs) under the Office of DC (Handlooms) will enable textile firms to directly source their requirements from handloom clusters, as per defined quality, cost and time constraints. This will also result in better price realization and improved market understanding for weavers.
Source: Press Information Bureau
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NIACL AO Mains Exam-
- Union Minister for Textiles: Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani.