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The Maharashtra State Contractors Association, an umbrella body of over two lakh small contractors registered with the state government, has called for a meeting on May 30 to chalk out a plan of action over their woes.

AHMEDABAD: Nearly a year after the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST), exports of textiles as well as garments have been found to have declined significantly.

NEW DELHI: The textile ministry has asked all ministries as well as departments and public sector undertakings (PSUs) to buy their textile and fabric requirements locally, a move that is expected to boost earnings of artisans in the country. 

The beauty of Indian crafts lies in their inherently environment-friendly production techniques and the way in which they imbibe the local flora, fauna and history in the design patterns and materials used for production.

Luxury motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson is betting big on its apparel stores for engaging with prospective customers. The company, which has four stores spread across East and North-East India, is looking to add 8-12 stores this year in western and northern parts of the country.

AHMEDABAD: Swedish retailer H&M has been sourcing home textiles from India for nearly three decades for its global clientele but is now keen to improve its sourcing of garments from the country, two and half years after foraying into the Indian market, H&M country manager Janne Einola said.