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Centre declines Handloom Institute for Telangana

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PNS|Delhi/Hyderabad

The Union government is not considering the setting up Indian Institute of Handloom Technology in Telangana. Responding to a question by BRS MPs, Minister of State for Textiles Darshana Jardosh said: “There is no further proposal under consideration of Government for setting up of Indian Institute of Handlooms Technology”.

In 2017, the Government of Telangana had requested that an Indian Institute of Handloom Technology (IIHT) be sanctioned for Telangana State at Pochampally, near Hyderabad. She said, “The State government was informed in 2017 that Pochampally Handloom Park was sanctioned under the Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) for production activity. A training centre is also sanctioned in Pochampally Handloom Park and scheme guidelines of SITP do not provide for establishment of IIHT at Pochampally Handloom Park.”

There are six central sector Indian Institutes of Handloom Technology (IIHTs) under the administrative control of the Office of D.C. (Handlooms). These are situated at Salem (TamilNadu), Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Guwahati (Assam), Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Bargarh (Odisha) and Fulia, Shantipur (West Bengal). Besides, four state sector IIHTs are also functioning under the administrative control of the respective State governments. They are situated at Venkatagiri (Andhra Pradesh), Gadag-Betgeri (Karnataka), Champa (Chhattisgarh) and Kannur (Kerala).

As for GST on handlooms, Darshana said: “There has been no change in GST rate on garments and fabrics. Besides, the threshold limit of Rs. 40 lakhs available to small taxpayers towards.

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