Handloom Textiles constitute a timeless facet of the rich cultural Heritage of India. As an economic activity, the handloom sector occupies a place second only to agriculture in providing livelihood to the people. It is estimated that handloom industry provides employment to 65 lakh workforce directly and indirectly and there are about 35 lakh looms spread all over India.
The production of handloom fabrics is estimated to be approximately 6947 million sq. mtrs. during 2007-08 and the contribution of handloom to the total cloth/textile production, comprising Handloom, Mill and Powerloom sectors during the year 2007-08 is estimated to be about 16%.
Slik Mark – A Quality Assurance label
The scientific work for invention of cheap imitation of Natural silk may be in progress, but in the market place there are numerous other textile materials sold in the name of silk i.e. Art silk, Artificial silk and other glamorous names.
Please watch out, Silk Mark is here to help you to identify Silk – the Pure Silk! The Consumer of Silk has long been having a difficulty of identifying the pure silk from the host of other fibers, just like the Consumer of Gold in finding the purity of Gold. The Consumers and the genuine traders of silk had been demanding a measure from Central Silk Board in bringing in a fair practice in the Trade. Silk Mark was launched on 17th June 2004 as a response to the demand.
Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect tax imposed in India on the supply of goods and services. The tax came into effect from July 1, 2017, by the Indian Government. The GST is paid by consumers but it is remitted to the government by the business selling the goods and services.