She was speaking at a Silk Event – Surging Silk, Accomplishment and Way Forward in New Delhi. The External Affairs Minister assured Textiles Minister Smriti Irani that her Ministry will help in enhancing the business of silk products which are known for their quality and variety of designs.
The External Affairs Minister also commended Irani for distributing 3,000 Buniyaad Tasar Silk Reeling Machines to women from tribal areas.
She said, being a woman, Irani knows the pain of these women who were earlier dependent on the old practice of thigh reeling.
Speaking on the occasion, Irani said, her Ministry has set a target of eradicating thigh reeling by March next year by providing Buniyaad Machines. She also asked officials to apprise the Ministry about those women who still depend on the practice.
During the event, the best achievers of the silk industry across various segments of sericulture were awarded.