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Irani offers support for revival of traditional Kunbi saree

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Union Smriti Irani today said her ministry will support efforts to revive the traditional Kunbi saree of Goa.

"If there are people who want to revive Kunbi saree (traditionally worn by the women of Kunbi community), the of will be happy to extend support," she said.

The minister was speaking to reporters here after a meeting with the state culture minister Govind Gaude, during which the issue of dying tradition of Kunbi saree weaving was discussed.

Claiming that the has given a big push to the textile industry in the last three years, Irani said introduction of Mudra has helped weavers in a big way.

"Earning capacity of weavers who benefited under the Mudra has increased by 60-80 per cent," she said.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 19:57 IST