.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A Nari Shakti Puraskar Awardee and also a former member of the prestigious All India Handloom Board, Jain is credited for the much recent introduction of the world's first 100 percent biodegradable Bamboo Silk Ikkat Textile

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the set up of seven mega textile parks under three years in Union Budget 21-22
  • It’s a step to make the country’s textile industry a manufacturing and export hub
  • Jain, one of India's foremost craft revivalists, says such steps are much needed to boost the industry  

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The FM announced a scheme of Mega Investments Textile Park in addition to PLI Scheme which will create world-class infrastructure (Photo credit: Unplash)

  • The Finance Minister said that a scheme of Mega Investments Textile Park will be launched along with other benefits for the industry
  • This will help in saving crafts techniques and provide financial assistance to weavers, say designers
  • Hope with correct implementation this will make the dream of Make in India a bigger reality, they say

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Finance minister says that textile industry will become globally competitive. (Photo credit: Unplash)

  • A scheme of Mega Investments Textile Park will be launched, said FM
  • 7 textile parks will be established over 3 years, said Sitharaman while presenting Union Budget 21-21
  • The textile industry is among the hardest-hit sectors due to coronavirus

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
I remember having my only wazwan, and the best one, in Kashmir, she said. (Photo credit: Naheed Jafri)

  • This Karachi-based art connoisseur has written books on Kashmiri Shawls
  • Reminiscing her memories of visiting the valley in 2001, she recalled how surreal the experience was
  • She also said that art and culture should not be restricted to boundaries

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Every second brand in the country has a handloom line (Photo credit: Designer Asha Gautam)

  • Mahatma Gandhi envisioned handloom, primarily Khadi, as the fabric of the nation and the heritage of India
  • From being seen as one of the most humble pieces of clothing, handwoven clothes have now made a jump from “farm to fashion”
  • As we celebrate the birth anniversary of Bapu, a look at how his belief in handwoven textiles has translated into a fashion trendsetter