The Government has constituted a Committee headed by Sh. Sunil Sethi, Chairman, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) New Delhi, , in pursuance of the announcement made on the occasion of National Handloom Day on for doubling the production and quadrupling the exports of handlooms in a span of 3 years.
The Committee with following composition is constituted to suggest a roadmap to achieve these targets:
Sh. Sunil Sethi, Chairman, FDCI, New Delhi, Chairman
Dr. SudhaDhingra, Professor, NIFT, New Delhi
Ms. ShefaliVaidya, Freelance writer, Pune
Ms. Anagha Gaisas, Owner, M/s Saudamini Handlooms, Pune
Sh. Suket Dhir, Fashion Designer, New Delhi
Sh. Sunil Alagh, MD, M/s SKA Advisors Pvt. Ltd. & Former MD and CEO M/s Britannia Industries Ltd., Mumbai,
Dr. K.N. Prabhu. M/s Paradigm International, Karur,
Sh. Hetal R. Mehta, Chairman, Science Engineering & Science Engineering & Technological Upliftment Foundation (SETU), Surat
Zonal Directors, Sh. Manoj Jain and Sh. S. Bandyopadhyay will be associated with the Committee to facilitate in providing necessary inputs.
The Terms of Reference of the Committee would be to suggest the strategy and policy framework for doubling the production and for improving the quality of handloom products with the aim of enhancing income of the weavers.
To suggest ways for partnering and collaboration of handloom weavers agencies with the designers, buying houses and institutions, organisations and exporters.