Textiles ministry engages 21 e-tailers for handloom items

The textiles ministry has engaged 21 e-commerce companies so far for online marketing of handloom products, Parliament was informed today.

To promote e-marketing of handloom products, a policy framework was designed under which any willing e-commerce platform with good track record can participate in the online marketing, Minister of State for Textiles Ajay Tamta said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

"So far, this ministry has engaged 21 e-commerce entities for online marketing of handloom products," he said.

As on December 31, 2017, Rs 9.54 crore sales were generated by web portals, he said.

In a separate reply, Tamta said as on December 31 last year, there were 3,546 textile mills in the country and a total number of 56 mills have been closed during the past three years.

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