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Bangladesh provides training to farmers in modern cotton cultivation

Bangladesh Government has set up 3,050 demonstrations plot for a project which has been initiated to increase cotton production for which they have provided training to over 60,000 farmers in modern cotton cultivation, said Begum Matia Chowdhury, Agriculture Ministry of the country. Chowdhury also added that the government has initiated multiple programmes and projects such as Expansion of Cotton Cultivation Project (Phase-1) which was undertaken in financial year 2014-15 at an investment of Taka 105 cr.  In Bangladesh, there are around 5,000 garment factories and over 450 spinning mills. The country aims to export readymade garments worth $50 bn...

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GST rollout Gets mixed reactions from textile supply chain

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council recently fixed the GST rates for a clutch of items, including textiles and garments, almost completing the exercise of rate fitment. On track to roll out the new indirect tax regime from July 1, the apex body of Central and State Finance Ministers also approved the rules pertaining to transition provisions and filing of returns, in the process addressing some concerns of the industry over the earlier drafts. In the new system, for the textile value chain, full tax credit would be available but no overflow of credit would be permitted. This...

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6th Bangladesh Denim Expo focuses on boosting sustainable best practices to build greener future for denim

Highlighting the importance of developing business relationships and promoting best working practices, the sixth edition Bangladesh Denim Expo took place from May 17-18, 2017 at the International Convention City Bashundhara, Dhaka. The theme of the 2-day expo set ‘Denim Networks,’ highlighting not only the importance of increasingly develop long term relationships in the whole sector, but also to do it on a more and more international scale, with a great focus in mind: Boost sustainable best practices to build a greener and better future for denim. To do so Bangladesh Denim Expo expanded its spaces, and for the first...

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Urja 2017- Regional Managers Meet held

Urja 2017- Regional Managers Meet not only sets its eye on the new financial years’ skilling targets but also attempted to chart a new road map for taking up new projects and programs under various skill ministry of State Govts. With the launch of “Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Programme” under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in Ludhiana and signing MOU with Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission MPSSDM to train 1,00,00 youth every year under MKSY and for training 3,000 candidates under NULM & 2547 candidates under RSLDC, Jaipur. ATDC is geared up for next stage of...

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ATDC partners with NSDC for skill development

ATDC launches a series of RPL across the country Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) India’s Largest Quality Vocational Training Provider for the Apparel sector launched the first “Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Programme” under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY) 2.0, the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India at the factory premises of KG Exports at Ludhiana, Punjab. The Dignitaries who graced the occasion included Rajat Bhatnagar, State Engagement Officer, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), and Kirti Jain, Assistant Director Operations North of Apparel Made-Ups Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSCC),...

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