India’s Textiles Ministry and Ministry of Environment are soon expected to host a meeting in order to find short- and long-term solutions for the challenges being faced by domestic handicrafts exporters.
In her address at an export award function, while pointing out the wood industry and the woodcrafts sector need the support of Environment Ministry, Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Iranisaid that her colleague in the Environment Ministry Anil Madhav Dave was extremely cognizant of the challenges faced and they would soon convene a meeting between the two ministries so that the issues with regard to the handicrafts exporters could be resolved.
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Moreover, the Minister urged the exporting community to come forward for the education of the children of the craftsmen which would be fully sponsored through the industry participation. To which EPHC Executive Director Rakesh Kumar added that the body had a target of educating about 10,000 children in the first phase as a social welfare measure.