Ministry of Textiles11-July, 2013 15:30 IST
Textiles Minister reviews Wool and Carpet sectors

The Union Minister of Textiles Dr. K.S.Rao held a meeting with the stake holders of Wool and Carpet Industry to prepare a road map to increase the woollen and carpet export here yesterday.

During the discussion, major issues related to growth of the sector like pasture farm for sheep grazing, feed supplement for sheep during summer season, skill development training for Carpet weaving and sheep husbandry, MAI/MDA issues, modernisation of woollen processing machineries were discussed. Issues related to rationalisation of import duty on raw wool and woollen processing machineries were also discussed. Quarantine and recyclable (shoddy) shawl industry issues were also discussed.

The Textiles Minister at the conclusion assured the industry representatives that problems related to them will be looked into and expedited to resolve them.

The Minister of State for Textiles Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi, Secretary (Textiles) Smt. Zohra Chatterjee, senior Officers from Ministry of Textiles, Chairmen from different Export Promotion Councils of Wool and Carpet sectors and representatives from different segments of wool sector including sheep breeders, angora farmers, wool industrialists and scientists were present in the session.

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