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Apparel Online India December, 16-31, 2016

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Handloom, Weavers and Artisans still the focus direction

On the evening of 6th July 2016 the social and mainstream media was abuzz with the news and comments on the so-called ‘demotion’ of Smriti Irani from the powerful HRD Ministry to MoT. At the same time the entire Indian textile industry was rejoicing on getting a young, smart, effective and aggressive minister, after many years. Apparel Online too carried a strong editorial in acknowledgment of what her appointment could mean for the industry. Contrary to expectation, Irani moved into a shell and distanced herself from the media; refusing even to meet few ‘focused media’ wanting to talk to her when she took control of MoT. The industry was confused…! Will she take the ‘change’ as a ‘challenge’ or just…

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