SME Times News Bureau | 10 Oct, 2018
Textiles Minister Smriti Irani recently said that India's
handloom sector has huge potential and to improve the livelihood of the
weavers, it is imperative that this sector should be attached with the tourism
Speaking at the inaugural session of 'Hathkargha 2018',
the two-day Handloom Buyer Seller Business Meet organized by industry body FICCI, Irani highlighted
the need for youngsters to enter this sector and improve their income.
"If one person weaves, there is another person of the same
family who can give the history. There can be homestay which can also be
propagated," she said.
The Minister further added that the importance of developing the handloom sector
lies in the overall development and training.
It is important that the weavers are linked with the
technological advancements and timely upskilling is the need of the hour. There
is a need to digitally connect the weavers with consumers so that the direct
connect helps in improving the business prospects, she added.
The business meet showcases the Indian Handloom products and is promoting the
message of Make in India and vision of 'India Handloom Brand' (IHB).