It is high time that few realize the adverse impact of duty discrimination prevailing within Textiles Sector, which is one of the strategic and labour intensive sectors. The duty bias has been one of the factors discouraging the Indian handmade carpet sector to attain its potential production and growth in exports. Few hope bold policy initiatives will be taken by the Government to boost growth of this sector. Otherwise, the Indian Handmade Carpet Industry will not be able to sustain and give way to countries like China, Iran and Turkey to march past India.
Despite various problems hampering the exports of Indian Handmade Carpet industry, the Council on its part is making all out efforts to promote the sector by involving export promotion activities abroad as can be seen at our Annual Action Plan listed on the following pages.