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India’s Textiles Minister K Sambasiva Rao has urged the country’s handicraft exporters to double their exports over the next three years, and also to explore new markets.   Speaking at the 19th Export Awards function, organized by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) in New Delhi, the Minister said India’s handicraft exports should be doubled over the next three years.   Indian handicraft exports...

  • Posted on : Friday , 2nd August 2013
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Coir products exports rose marginally by 5.20 per cent to 4.32 lakh tonnes (LT) in the 2012-13 fiscal on higher shipment of coir fibre, according to the Coir Board. Total exports stood at 4.11 lakh tonnes in 2011-12 fiscal, it said releasing the latest data. In terms of value, coir products exports increased by 5.37 per cent to Rs 1,109.18 crore during last fiscal from Rs 1,052.62 crore in 2011-12. Exports of coir fibre, which is the...

  • Posted on : Wednesday , 26th June 2013
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KOCHI: Higher production and export of shrimp and chilled items drove India's marine products export to an all-time high of Rs 18,856 crore ($3,511.67 million) in 2012-13, rising 7.68% in quantity compared to the previous year, said LeenaNair, chairman of Marine Products Export Development Authority (Mpeda). The exports crossed earlier records in quantity, rupee value and US dollar terms. Based on quantity, the country exported 9,28,215...

  • Posted on : Wednesday , 26th June 2013
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Cotton prices touched Rs 42,000 for a candy of 356 kg on Monday following strong domestic demand and overseas enquiries. Moreover, supply was slow. Overall, the sentiment turned bullish and according to market sources, cotton price may rise to Rs 43,000. Gujarat Sankar-6 cotton traded higher by Rs 500-700 at Rs 41,000-42,000. V 797 cotton A grade was offered at Rs 29,800-30,000. About 5,000-6,000 bales cotton arrived in Gujarat and...

  • Posted on : Wednesday , 26th June 2013
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Export of coconut and coconut products (other than coir and coir products) reached a record Rs 1,050 crore in 2012-13. Total export registered a grew 26 per cent in value and 32 per cent in volume, compared with the previous financial year, according to the Coconut Development Board (CDB). The country exported 58,000 tonnes of activated carbon worth Rs 550 crore, constituting 50 per cent of the total export earnings. Good quality shell-based...

  • Posted on : Wednesday , 26th June 2013
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