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            EPCH signs 5 MOUs at Textiles India

                EPCH signed 5 MOUs for the benefit of the handicrafts exporting community. They were signed with Vietnam Association of
            Craft Village (VICRAFTS), Vietnam; TUV Rheinland India Pvt. Ltd.; Himachal Pradesh State Handicrafts & Handloom Corpn. Ltd.; a
            tripartite agreement with Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India and Department of Posts, Government of India; and
            Shriram Institute Technology Business Incubator.

             Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani,
             Hon'ble Minister of
             Textiles; Prof. Trinh Quoc
             Dat, Vice Chairman,
             Vietnam Association of
             Craft Village (VICRAFTS),
             Vietnam; and Mr. Rakesh
             Kumar, Executive
             Director, EPCH



                                                                          Tripartite agreement between Mr. Pramod Nagpal, MD,
                                                                          Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India; Mr. Niraj
                                                       TUV Rheinland      Kumar, DDG (Philately), Dept. of Posts, Govt. of India; and
                                                       India Pvt. Ltd.'s  Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, EPCH
                                                       Regional Director,
                                                       Mr. Charan Singh
                                                       and Mr. Rakesh
                                                       Kumar, Executive
                                                       Director, EPCH








             Representative of
             Shriram Institute
             Technology Business
             Incubator and
             Mr. Rakesh Kumar,
                                                                          Mr. Ram Kumar Gautam, Managing Director, Himachal
             Executive Director,
                                                                          Pradesh State Handicrafts & Handloom Corpn. Ltd. and
             EPCH
                                                                          Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, EPCH



           Uttarakhand; Phulkari embroidery of Punjab; and woodcrafts of  and their crafts persons benefited through technology
           Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, with an objective to expose students  intervention.
           to Indian heritage and bring artisans closer to nuances of the  Mr. Charan Singh, Vice President and Regional Director of
           contemporary market. Dr. Bhupesh Sharma, an incubator and
                                                                 Softlines Business for India, Middle East and Africa region, spoke
           trainer for entrepreneurs on entrepreneurship development at  on ‘Upgradation in Handicrafts Sector’, emphasising on the vast
           the Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi, spoke on
                                                                 product spectrum  as well as the challenges faced by
           ‘Technology in Handicrafts: Production Upgradation and Value  stakeholders in the sector that can be elevated through skill
           Creation’ with focus on how hand crafting skills can be revived
                                                                 development, R&D, introduction of modern machines and

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