Sri Lanka mulls raising garment production in rural areas

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Sri Lankan batik, handloom and attire minister Dayasiri Jayasekara lately achieved textile and yarn importers and business owners to examine boosting domestic garment manufacturing in rural areas in the up coming five yrs. A programme will be launched to recruit 10,000 for generating handloom textiles, 200 villages will be established up and products furnished for this intent.

Sri Lanka will restrict textile and readymade garment imports and increase import tax on textiles. The governing administration is thinking of revising the Rs 100 for each kilo tax now being imposed on imported cloth and could improve it to as considerably as Rs. 185 ($one) as part of efforts to increase the domestic textile field in the up coming five yrs, he said.

The minister hoped to modernise smaller handloom textile schools in individual and inspire pupils to change business owners, according to Sri Lankan media experiences.

The minister reviewed

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