SME Times News Bureau | 09 Jan, 2022
With special focus on the livelihoods of those involved in handloom and
handicraft sectors, Union Textile Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday
called for putting more focus on implementation of schemes for these
sectors, stressing on the need to link weavers and artisans through
e-commerce platforms and leveraging of technology.
review meeting of the functioning of the Ministry of Textiles, its
autonomous bodies and PSUs under its administrative control, Goyal
stressed on the need for further simplification of processes and called
for an effective online dashboard-based monitoring system for
Goyal asked the officials to work with a motto to
increase the share of weavers/artisans in consumer spending as done by
Amul for milk producers.
The minister advised the officials to
properly implement SAMARTH, the skill development initiatives of the
ministry. He emphasised on the use of technology for effective
monitoring for better outcomes.
He also reviewed the works of
the PLI scheme for textiles and directed for the finalisation of the
scheme guidelines for PM MITRA quickly so that proposals can be invited
from state governments.
He advised all officials to maintain good
communication with the state government functionaries to improve the
outcome and impact of the Central government schemes. In this regard, he
asked the officers to organise a virtual conference with the state
secretaries responsible for this sector.