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 Handicrafts


'Education of kids of artisans to be linked with industry participation'
Saurabh Gupta | 10 Jan, 2017
Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani Monday said that open school education for the kids of artisans to be linked with industry participation.
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Textile Minister makes four announcements for artisans
Saurabh Gupta | 03 Nov, 2016
The Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani has announced a review of the stall allotment policy at Dilli Haat; the Minister has said that the policy will be modified in two weeks. Smt. Irani announced also that allotment of stalls will henceforth be made only for artisans belonging to handicraft clusters, in order to ensure that allotment is made for genuine artisans.
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Handicraft export council draws strategy to address GST issues
SME Times News Bureau | 13 Oct, 2016
GST is one of the biggest taxation reforms in India and is a comprehensive tax levy on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services at a National level. GST is all set to integrate the state economies and boost overall Growth.
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Tamta opens Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show 2016
SME Times News Bureau | 22 Jul, 2016
Union Minister of State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta has declared open the 9TH edition of the Indian Fashion Jewellery and Accessories Show (IFJAS 2016) on 21st July, 2016 at state-of-art India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida on Thursday.
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'Low wages causing labour shortage in gems & jewellery sector'
SME Times News Bureau | 04 Jul, 2016
Lower average salaries in Indian gems and jewellery sector compared to other manufacturing areas, has led to acute labour shortage, a joint study by industry chamber ASSOCHAM and Thought Arbitrage Research Institute (TARI) said on Sunday.
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'Handicrafts exporters need urgent support from govt'
SME Times News Bureau | 06 Jun, 2016
The government needs to take several steps like providing fiscal support for skills training and upgradation of machines with a view to boost labour intensive handicrafts sector, an apex industry body has said.
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Gangwar opens Expo on handmade products from NE
SME Times News Bureau | 31 May, 2016
Union Minister of State for Textiles (I/C), Santosh Kumar Gangwar Monday inaugurated an Exhibition-cum-Sale of Handicraft and Handloom poducts from the North Eastern States of India.
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Rules will be changed to promote timber farming: Minister
SME Times News Bureau | 28 Apr, 2016
The environment ministry will soon change rules to explore opportunities in timber farming, which as of now is largely prohibited, union minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday.
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Excise duty will kill small jewellers, workers: Rahul Gandhi
SME Times News Bureau | 13 Apr, 2016
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the government's budget proposal to levy one percent excise duty on non-silver jewellery was an "attempt to kill" small traders and workers in the sector.
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Gangwar opens exhibition-cum-sale of 'India Handloom Brand' products
SME Times News Bureau | 17 Mar, 2016
Union Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar Wednesday inaugurated an exhibition cum sale titled "First Home of India Handloom Brand Products", at Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi on Wednesday.
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