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                          'No delay in shipment of wildlife-related handicraft items'
                          SME Times News Bureau | 16 Nov, 2017
                          The officials from Archaeological survey of India (ASI), Wild Life Department (Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change) and Customs have assured that the shipment of wildlife-related handicraft items (like made of horn, bone, mother of pearl, leather handicrafts and traditional artware) to be cleared without delay, informed Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) in New Delhi.
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                          Handicraft exports growth sluggish during Apr-Sep, dip minus 3 pc
                          Saurabh Gupta | 12 Oct, 2017
                          EPCH Wednesday informed that the shipment of handicraft items has dropped by around minus three percent during April-September in 2017-18.
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                          Irani to inaugurate B2B handicraft fair on Oct 12
                          Saurabh Gupta | 11 Oct, 2017
                          Union Minister of Textiles, Ministry of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani to inaugurate the IHGF-Delhi fair, that offers optimum sourcing for home, lifestyle, fashion and textiles to overseas buying community all across the globe, on 12th October at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida.
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                          Handicraft sector hails export sops announced by GST Council
                          SME Times News Bureau | 09 Oct, 2017
                          The nodal agency for promotion and development of handicrafts sector, EPCH has welcomed the initiatives announced by the GST Council recently.
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                          GST Council reduces GST rates on 18 handicrafts items
                          Saurabh Gupta | 18 Sep, 2017
                          The Council has reduced the GST rates from on 18 handicrafts items which include items like idols of clay, wood, stone, metals, table and kitchenware, paper machie articles, stone inlay work, statues, worked ivory, bone, shell horn items, cotton quilts, brooms and brushes and some natural fibre products.
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                          C2C e-commerce bridging gap, paving the way for SMEs
                          Porisma P. Gogoi | 11 Sep, 2017
                          Aiming to ease hurdles faced by small sellers to showcase products online, many e-commerce platforms are offering incentives to bridge the gap by removing intermediaries and delivering products from the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to consumers.
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                          Govt to hold 'Pan India Camps' for handloom & handicraft
                          SME Times News Bureau | 29 Aug, 2017
                          The Ministry of Textiles proposes to organize Pan India camps in handlooms and handicrafts clusters, under the initiative "Hastkala Sahyog Shivir", informed ministry in a release on Monday in New Delhi.
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                          Textiles Minister launches sops for women weavers, artisans
                          Saurabh Gupta | 09 Mar, 2017
                          On the occasion of International Women's Day on March 08, the Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani has launched a special campaign to provide MUDRA Loans to women handloom weavers all across the country.
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                          Ministries ink MoU for welfare of artisans in SC category
                          Saurabh Gupta | 21 Feb, 2017
                          Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment have come together to step up interventions for the economic development of an estimated 12 lakh scheduled caste artisans.
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                          Handicrafts exports from northeast poised for quantum jump
                          Raymond Kharmujai | 20 Feb, 2017
                          Country's north-eastern states, one of the richest in terms of eco-friendly crafts, exported handicrafts and handloom products to the tune of Rs 1,121.75 crore during the year 2015-16.
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