If we look closely at any of our developing competition, it would be seen that China and Korea are playing or have played a major role in the establishment and growth of the textile and apparel industry in those countries. Just like the UK played its part in developing Sri Lanka, Bangladesh was developed by Korea and now Vietnam, Myanmar and Ethiopia are being nurtured by China.
There are around 180 departments in the Ministry which handle handloom and handicraft alone. If one can rationalise them, a lot of work can be done and a lot of exchequer money can be saved. There is also no trade membership in important markets, which restricts ability to tap other potential markets.