Orissa takes steps to boost handloom sector
Odisha Government has asked the Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Department of the state to speed up the process of setting up an Apparel Incubation Centre at NIFT, Bhubaneswar. The 300-machine Apparel Incubation Centre was approved two years back. Once operational, it will promote entrepreneurship in the garment sector and create over 600 jobs. The Department has been asked to provide all the required help to NIFT to make the Apparel Incubation Centre a reality. Additionally, the Government will establish a Yarn Bank in the state to provide raw material at a reasonable price to the weavers and powerloom centres.