PM Modi unveils textile e-portal on National Handloom Day


14 August 2023, Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 'Bhartiya Vastraevam ShilpKosh – A Repository of Textiles and Crafts' e-portal on National Handloom Day in New Delhi.

Unity in diversity: showcasing India's textiles

Developed by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in collaboration with the Ministry of Textiles, the portal unifies India's diverse clothing heritage. It provides a comprehensive platform for various clothing traditions to coexist.

Preserving cultural heritage

Addressing the audience, PM Modi highlighted the portal's role in preserving India's vibrant cultural heritage. He expressed satisfaction in seeing his concept of consolidating India's clothing diversity materialize.

Resource for exploration

The e-portal, a valuable resource, encompasses a craft atlas, cultural artifacts, and a visual museum. It is designed to aid individuals interested in understanding India's rich clothing traditions.

Khadi and village industries flourish

PM Modi shared the success of the khadi and village industries, boasting a turnover of over Rs 1.3 lakh crore, a substantial rise from Rs 30,000 crore a decade earlier.

Vocal for Local: A mass movement

He credited the 'Vocal for Local' ethos for this transformation, where citizens wholeheartedly embraced indigenous products, turning it into a mass movement.

Fostering cottage industries and handlooms

The Prime Minister elaborated on governmental initiatives fostering cottage industries and handlooms. These included the 'One District One Product' scheme, the Government e-Marketplace, the Mudra Yojana, and skill training programs.

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