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Feb 28, 2018

Smriti Irani applauds jute-based sanitary napkins

Union Minister of Textiles and Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Smriti Irani today applauded the low-cost jute based sanitary napkin developed by Indian Jute Industries Research Association (IJIRA) and asked the body to help promote women entrepreneurship.  

She was speaking at a conference of the FICCI-FLO in Kolkata this evening. Mrs. Irani said, she wants IJIRA to make presentations to ministries like women empowerment and rural development to promote women entrepreneurship. 

She said as the machinery requirement for the jute-based sanitary napkins will cost about 10 lakhs rupees, entrepreneurs can benefit from MUDRA loan scheme of the government. 

Speaking about jute diversification, the Minister said, geo-textile is one of the major areas where jute industry can benefit. 

The government, she said, has sanctioned 427 crore rupees for use of geo-textiles in the north-east region. The minister also said, the government support will continue to modernise jute industry and farming.

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